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Mount Royal Collegiate
Inspiring Learning
Cree Language and Culture Program


Mount Royal Collegiate's Cree Language and Culture program is for Grade 9 students interested in learning the y-dialect in a culturally rich learning environment. The program takes a holistic approach to learning that encompasses land-based education, fosters meaningful teacher-student relationships, and is led by a Traditional Knowledge Keeper and Cree/cultural teacher. Prior Cree language knowledge is not required. 


  • Students engage in culturally based activities while learning the Cree language.
  • Students receive guidance from a Traditional Knowledge Keeper and Cree/cultural teacher.
  • Students participate in land-based education that enhances learning and brings the curriculum to life.​


Students in the program engage in all core Grade 9 requirements, including:
  • Career Education 9
  • Cree 9
  • Cultural Arts 9
  • English Language Arts 9A and 9B
  • Health Education 9
  • Math 9
  • Physical Education 9
  • Practical and Applied Arts 9 (technology or lifestyles)
  • Science 9
  • Social Studies 9.


App​​licat​ions for the 2023-24 school year have closed. They will re-open in February 2024.


For questions, please contact Chelsea Chartrand​e at