Chief Whitecap School plays an important role in a unique alliance between Saskatoon Public Schools and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation to provide inspiring learning and educational opportunities to all students in our communities.
An educational partnership agreement between Saskatoon Public Schools and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation was signed in September 2014 and runs until 2018, with provisions for renewal. It is supported by a companion funding agreement between the school division and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada with the same four-year term.
As part of this partnership students from the First Nation attend school in Saskatoon beginning in Grade 5. Beginning in September 2017 Chief Whitecap School will be the designated school for Whitecap Dakota First Nation students in Grade 5-8. The federal government provided $2.7 million in funding to support additional space and amenities as part of the construction of Chief Whitecap School.
To learn more about the educational partnership between Saskatoon Public Schools and Whitecap Dakota First Nation please visit the school division website.