Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority
Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority (KTCEA) is the administration organization for six schools within five Cree First Nations in North-Central Alberta. The KTCEA head office is located on Loon River First Nation land near Red Earth, Alberta.
KTCEA was established to ensure that Loon River First Nation, Woodland Cree First Nation, Lubicon Lake Band, Whitefish Lake First Nation #459 and Peerless Trout First Nation students receive an education within their communities that is responsive to their unique needs by:
- strengthening nêhiyawêwin (Cree) in our schools;
- developing resources and courses that reflect diverse Indigenous and community perspectives;
- focusing on student retention, attendance, literacy, numeracy and teacher retention; and
- improving student well-being through nutrition and athletic programs.
Nâkacîwîn Nehiyaw Kiskinohamâkîwinihk-Excellence in Indigenous Education
We honour the vision of our Elders and leaders by coming together as one single authority responsible for the education of our children. Education is the legacy we collectively leave for present and future generations.
Our strength is the richness of our land and the uniqueness of our language, history, identity, and ways of being. Working closely with the members of the community, we are committed to ensuring traditional teachings are nurtured so that students know who and have pride in who they are.
Our actions and decisions are centered on what is best for students. We value holistic learning environments that promote respect, discipline, belonging, goodness, love, and encouragement. Our schools foster student success, well-being and lifelong learning.