Bigstone Cree Nation Education Authority

Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik

@home Learning

JANUARY 16, 2022 : MOVE TO ONLINE / AT-HOME Learning

Bigstone Cree Nation Education Authority is informing all parents and students that we will be shifting from in-person learning to online / at-home learning kits effective Jan 17 through the 28th.

After consultation with our ECC committee and our Board of Directors we agreed that safely limiting the spread of Covid 19 remains our number one priority. This shift aligns with other health restrictions the community is implementing.

Safety is and will always be our main priority and with this shift we are hoping the spread of Covid-19 is limited. We thank all our parents, students and staff in advance for your patience and understanding.

Teachers will continue to prepare and deliver lessons. We are working out details with respect to distribution of learning materials and class schedule. We will be updating you early next week on these details on our home learning PORTAL located here

We advise you to continue to check on our FaceBook page and website as information and notices will be updated regularly as we continue to navigate this pandemic.

Chester Auger (Chief Executive Officer), Doreen Calliou (Chief of Operations),

Lisa Thunder (Principal 6-9), Mike Lewis (Principal k-5), Tina Rathbone (ELC Manager) &

Nadine Young (Cree and Culture Manager)

QUESTIONS? Contact school by phone or email @ OPK 1-9 (780) 891-3830 / OPK ELC (825) 265-0066

Mike Lewis (Principal K-5)

Lisa Thunder (Principal 6-9)

Tina Rathbone (Manager ELC)



Looking for all Bigstone Cree Nation members and Bigstone owned affiliated trades, entities and general labour to bid on the new high school project

Information required:

Name of company or Individual


Contact Phone #


Please contact or call Jewel Gladue at 780-891-3825 to be added to the general list. Your contact information will be shared with all General Contractors prior to bid close on December 21st, 2021.

We thank all interested parties in advance for your interest in our project.

Bigstone Education Authority & Stantec Architecture Ltd.


High School Construction Project-Tender-Reference #AB-2021-06468

Bigstone Cree Nation is proud to announce our new high school construction project is now accepting bids for tender. We are requesting proposals for construction services for our new grade 7-12 High School. Tender documents are available only through Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC), all inquiries for the new grade 7-12 High School are to go through Stantec Architecture Ltd, via the email provided on the APC website. We thank all parties in advance for your interest in our new high school project.

The project is a high school located next to the existing Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik (Bigstone Community School) on IR 166A near Wabasca-Desmarais. The high school design reflects Bigstone Education Authority’s values and requirements for the new facility and includes feature spaces such as Central Gathering, Cree/Library, Elders Gathering space, Multi-Purpose Room, Wrap Around spaces, flexible CTS spaces Break-Out spaces, a rooftop outdoor classroom and round outdoor classroom wrapped by a classroom wing with exterior wood features. The building will feature a tension membrane fabricated structure for the gymnasium and site upgrades. We are excited with this future development and look forward to providing a full quality K-12 education program for the first time in Bigstone Cree Nation history.

APC Link:

BCNEA 2021-22 Back to School Plan

BCNEA 2021-22 Back to School Plan.pdf

OPK Early Learning Center

We are so excited about our new facility for Early Learning! Workers have been busy getting everything ready for our 2021.22 Program year and we can't wait for the children to arrive and learn in this terrific new space!

REGISTRATION for K4 and K5 programs is now open - see the poster for all the details!


Welcome to Bigstone Cree Nation Education Authority website.

We are in the process of building some new content and anticipate re-launching later this year ... Covid-19 through a bit of wrench in our development process.

The Bigstone Cree Nation Education Authority serves the members of Bigstone Cree Nation in Wabasca-Desmarais, Alberta with a variety of Education services. Our primary responsibility is the administration of Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik (OPK) that offers programming for students K-Grade 9. We are eagerly anticipating our new High School facility that was recently approved by the Federal Government. We are in the early planning stages and will be releasing more information here soon. With the addition of a High School Program we will be able to serve our nation with a complete range of educational services!

Bigstone Cree Nation Education Authority

Phone (780) 891-3825

Fax (780) 891-2178

Toll-Free 1-877-458-2447

Mailing Address

Bigstone Cree Nation Education Authority

Box 870 Wabasca, AB T0G 2K0

General Email Inquiries

Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik

(Bigstone Cree Nation Community School)

Phone (780) 891-3830

Fax (780) 891-3831

Mailing Address

Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik

Box 930 Wabasca, AB T0G 2K0

General Email Inquiries