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Elder Dr. Francis Whiskeyjack (Meadows) 10–12

Edmonton Public Schools is opening Elder Dr. Francis Whiskeyjack School in the Meadows area in September 2024. Part of this exciting process includes setting the attendance area for the school.

School name

The new Grades 10–12 high school in the Meadows area will be named after Francis Whiskeyjack. He has been a pillar in the community and has worked with numerous community organizations, including Edmonton Public Schools, as a trusted Elder and cultural advisor.

He is committed to sharing traditional knowledge and teachings, and promoting awareness and understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. His sincere commitment to advocate on behalf of Indigenous people has earned him immense respect from the Edmonton community. 

The Board of Trustees approved this school name at a public board meeting on September 12, 2023

Read Whiskeyjack's full biography to learn more about his advocacy and contributions to education.


Watch our information video to see the proposed attendance area for the school. Punjabi language captions are available.

View the map of the proposed attendance area for the school.

Thank you for your feedback

The survey to share feedback for the proposed attendance area is now closed.


  • We’ll use feedback from the survey to help guide the final attendance area decision in fall 2023.
  • The final attendance area will be announced before pre-enrolment begins for the 2024–25 school year.


For more information, contact Programs and Student Accommodation at planning@epsb.ca or 780-429-8539.