Mamawi Atosketan Native School


Established in 2003 to serve the four bands of the Maskwacis Cree Nation between Wetaskiwin and Ponoka, Mamawi Atosketan Native School (MANS) is a successful, NAD-accredited Seventh-day Adventist school. We're a violence-free learning community that integrates proven practices of physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being into each day in a distinctly Cree environment.


Mamawi Atosketan—which means "Working Together" in Cree—has become a living reality for our school families. Mutual respect, coupled with innovative thinking and an attitude of partnership, has produced a new generation of parents and students engaged in the day-to-day process of education. Parents see the changes in the lives of their children: they see learners who feel safe, who grow in confidence, who are eager to get to school and enthusiastic about what happens there. 


MANS is dedicated to providing an excellent Seventh-day Adventist academic program that respects and responds to each student’s cultural and academic needs within a safe and caring Christian environment, while providing opportunities for each student to grow in God’s love.


“I want a good future, and Mamawi Atosketan really gives me that hope.”

–Krista, MANS student

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Adventist Review See all of our stories in the Adventist Review.

Alberta Adventist News Get instant access to all of MANS' news and features in AAN.

Canadian Adventist Messenger See all of our stories in the Canadian Adventist Messenger.

MANS Videos Learn about our school and students in these exciting videos.

The Bridge Campaign Newsletters Keep up with developments at MANS and The Bridge Campaign with our quarterly newsletter.

The Bridge Campaign Website The Bridge Campaign will transform the lives of Cree youth and shape the future of their community.

What's It Mean to You? Find out what MANS means to three of our own students