Over our many years and projects, our firm has built strong relationships with many Indigenous communities across Alberta. One of these communities is the Kanai, one of the three Nations that comprise the Blackfoot Confederacy, also known as the Niitsitapi. Through a shared worldview and cultural understanding, we committed to designing an elementary school that is grounded in Blackfoot culture and that delivers the most high-quality, inclusive, and flexible learning experience possible.
In alignment with the vision of the Kainai Board of Education, the new Elementary School will provide a meta-cognitive environment that will inspire future generations to be responsible, natural learners who are confident in their abilities. We understand that education is not a one-size-fits-all experience. The school will be flexible in adapting to the needs of its students and educators to provide a dynamic, pleasant environment encouraging of positive growth and rooted in an intrinsic relationship with the land.