Education is the preparation and adaptation for the meaningful life in a changing world.  In Island Lake, Education must be rooted in the traditions, and culture of the First Nations people.  This means it must be teach, respect and encompass our language, our history, our land and all resource, including Elders and nature.  It must be holistic and realistic in that it relates not only to academic development but to our spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical growth.  Education must address the needs to our young people but it must be beneficial to the needs of our adults, our Elders and most important of all, our generations yet unborn.


To ensure the future of our education, the direction must come from within our communities.  This can only be achieved through commitment, flexibility of thinking, cooperation, energy, trust and responsibility.