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One Arrow First Nation – Equine Assisted Learning Program

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The One Arrow First Nation‟s Equine Assisted Learning (IDEAL) program has proven hugely successful from its beginning in January 2011. The program‟s goals were to build school strength, pride in the community and confidence in the heart‟s of their youth.
The renovation and development of the Equine Program as a whole was an enormous task but with leadership from Chief and Council and help from facility directors, staff, teachers and with community member support the community changed a vacant building into a beautiful multi-functional facility.
The program‟s first classes included youth from Kindergarten to Grade 12 as well as Adult Basic Education (ABE) students from the One Arrow First Nation and surrounding communities. The program has seen increases in students‟ leadership skills, problem solving, confidence and the ABE program has seen an increase in enrollment and retention of its students. The grand opening and celebration of its first graduating class was held on June 9, 2011. Their achievement has become an asset to the community and will benefit the community for many years to come.