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Mount Royal Collegiate
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Mustang Cree Language and Culture Program


The Mustang Cree Language and Culture program is a language learning opportunity that focuses on Cree language development, the y-dialect, in a culturally rich learning environment. Prior Cree language knowledge is not required for students interested in this learning opportunity. A culturally based learning environment is an integral part of the Cree Language and Culture program, including land-based education. This is achieved through a holistic approach to learning and language development, led by meaningful teacher-student relationships and enriched by the guidance of a Traditional Knowledge Keeper and Cree/cultural teacher. Students in this cohort engage in all core Grade 9 requirements. Students also take a practical and applied arts class at Mount Royal Collegiate.


  • Cree language development
  • Culturally based activities
  • Land-based education
  • Guidance from a Traditional Knowledge Keeper


  • 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


The Mustang Cree Language and Culture program is open to current Grade 8 students entering Grade 9 in September 2023. Students must apply to be considered for the program.

Apply online here or click on the green button to the right. A student statement expressing interest will be required with each application. 


For questions, please contact Craig Mccallum at