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Westmount School
Inspiring Learning
Michif Early Learning
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Westmount School is home to Mii Taant leur Plaas​ (Auntie's Place), a Michif early learning program offering prekindergarten and kindergarten programs.

Children ages three, four and five learn the Michif language and cultur​​e through play and exploration, storytelling and songs with an increased focus on traditions, customs and beliefs. These essential learning experiences are taught by Michif/Métis teachers and supported by Lii Vyeu (Old Peoples), language speakers, knowledge keepers, community partners and families.  ​​

There are many benefits to the program, including:

  • Language acquisition
  • Increased academic success
  • Strong cultural identity
  • Stronger connections to the community.
The prekindergarten program operates Monday to Thursday (half day and fully day), and the kindergarten program operates Monday to Friday (full day). Transportation​ is available.

This early learning program receives funding from Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. The funding provides for a Michif Language Keeper and teacher staffing, an extended school day for students, professional learning opportunities, and the creation and distribution of Métis/Michif resources.


To register, click here​.

Note: Preference will be given to families and their children who self-identify as Métis/Michif. Family engagement is essential for the revitalization of the Michif language. The purpose of family engagement reflects the importance of the traditional role of Métis/Michif families in the development of a child's identity and learning.