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. 


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

–Krista, MANS student

Additional links on this topic:

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

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Grand Opening Photo Report - September 28, 2018


The Bridge Campaign Archive:

The decision to build a high school at MANS transformed the lives of students and families, but it also transformed our Conference. Follow our adventure in faith as it unfolded in Adventist print.

Adventist Review

Alberta Adventist News 

Canadian Adventist Messenger 

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