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March 14, 2014

Free Cree Language lessons

How is your Cree?  

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Special thanks to Delvin and Randy for providing us with the new Cree Language Phrases section of our website.  Check back often to see a growing list of phrase to learn.  Bookmark the page http://blog.scs.sk.ca/oskayak/resources/free-cree.html 


March 10, 2014

Hamlet lives at Oskayak

"There's a dignity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will."  Hamlet

The Medieval feast was a kick off to the start of our reading of Hamlet.  We dined as Medieval people would with music, food and great company.

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February 27, 2014

Eagle Vision Career Fair

Oskayak Students participated in the Eagle Vision Career Fair to learn more about post secondary options and employment opportunities available to them when they graduate. 

Thanks to Ian, Ledean and all of the presenters for making this all happen.  It was a great day!

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February 24, 2014

Oskayak Recognized For Potential To Change Learning

Oskayak has been granted Honourable Mention by the Canadian Education Associations annual Kevin Spencer Award. 

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Seven Award Winning School Programs Recognized For Their Potential To Change Learning

Canadian educators who weren't afraid to change the traditional school day model are honoured with the 2014 Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

An ambitious group of Canadian educators are changing the culture of school by working tirelessly to provide their students with the space to follow their passions and contribute to the development of their own learning pathways - in the process, these learners have become way more engaged.  

This year's Ken Spencer Award winning programs leverage teacher expertise beyond their subject areas to provide inquiry based real-world learning that takes the classroom outside school walls. Many of these programs involve regular teacher collaboration that focuses on motivating students at risk of not completing school, while others blend indigenous teachings with 21st century learning. They all demonstrate a common commitment to the quality of the relationship between teacher and student.  

Read More About the Award...http://www.cea-ace.ca/awards/spencer-award

February 24, 2014

Cultural Arts Day

Culture week in native studies. Service project to make bannock for the whole school and also a taste test. 

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November 5, 2013

We Day Kickoff

Students at Oskayak got a special treat today in the visit of We Day co-founder Craig Kielburger. Craig encouraged students to continue their good works by showing them how their efforts are helping others around the world.  Craig was presented with a very special hand made jacket from the GSCS School Division and a Oskayak Hoodie from the students of Oskayak.  About 35 Oskayak students will be joining Craig and thousands of Saskatoon are youth at We Day tomorrow at TCU place. 

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October 30, 2013

UPDATE: Photos of SJC @ Hands Across the Bridge

  • By Stanley Tu'Inukuafe

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Take a look at our latest photos of the Social Justice Club representing Oskayak at the community event Hands Across the Bridge on October 17th. Students Aaron, Ryan, Kiona, Heavenly and Heaven were on hand to show their support for the efforts of the Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition to help raise awareness around the International Day for the Eradication of Hunger. Check out this photo Gabe snapped of the human chain stretching all the way across the Broadway bridge! Nice work guys.

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October 30, 2013

Trick-or-Treat on Behalf of the Food Bank!

  • By Stanley Tu'Inukuafe

This Halloween, the Social Justice Club here at Oskayak will be going door-to-door to collect donations for the Saskatoon Food Bank. This trick-or-treat donation drive is part of the We Scare Hunger initiative by Free the Children, an international organization dedicated to addressing poverty and injustice. You can check out their video here:http://youtu.be/80aVBx5d93A

The goal is for local groups like SJC to raise one million pounds of food globally, and to raise awareness about hunger in the community. Here are some quick facts provided by Free the Children:

  • Around the world, 870 million people go hungry every day.1/3 are children, and some of them are right here in our own city.
  • Canada has more than 800 food banks and 3,000 meal programs: their services are valuable and greatly needed.
  • From 2008 to 2012 there was a 31% increase in the use of food banks -- in March 2012 alone, 882,188 Canadiansreceived assistance from food banks.
  • Unfortunately, in 2012 14% of food banks ran out of food.That's a lot of people going hungry.
  • In fact, 1 in 5 parents said that they have skipped meals so they could feed their children.

These are some scary statistics, but tomorrow we can make a difference in our community through the simple act of trick-or-treating. So come with us tomorrow afternoon as we reach out to the Broadway area, gather some much-needed food donations, and show off our awesome costumes! Talk to Stan, Rachel, Gabe or members of the Social Justice Club if you're interested.

We'll see you out there!

October 28, 2013

Oskayak Song

Delvin teachers his colleagues the Oskayak Song at Ancient Spirals Retreat.



Way yah heyyyyyy yah hah way yoh way yoh heyyyyyy (x 2)
Yah hah way yah
Yah hah way yah
Yoh way hahhhhhhhh
Yah hey yah yah hey yah
Way hah way yah
Way yah hohwah
Way yah hah
Way yah hah

Os kay yak   (Young People)
Sa ka wek   (Give a shout)
Miy was sin   ( It is good)
Ka kis ki na ha ma ko se yahk   (that we are going to school )
Mo ci kan   ( It is fun)
Wa se yaw   (It is bright)
way hah way hah
Way yah hoh wah 
Way yah hah
Way yah hah
October 24, 2013

Art, Craft and Bake sale

  • By Rachel Fiddler
Just in time for Christmas! Get your shopping done early.