Depicting a mother goose sheltering her young, the origami-inspired structure spreads wings from it's central agora, or meeting place. The upper floors of each wing separated by the agora, discourage the mingling of the older and younger children, and are accessed at either end by a dedicated staircase. The ground floor beneath grades 1,2 and 3 offers a preschool while language and culture classrooms are found beneath the more senior grades 4,5 and 6.
This icon of Cree culture, the goose, is a comforting reminder of the First Nation's roots and connection to nature.
The new building also offers a library, gymnasium, computer lab as well as Cree language and culture classrooms.