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830 Powers Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2V 4E7| Phone: (204) 586-8061| Fax: (204) 589-2504
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Seven Oaks School Division
Community Begins Here
May 26, 2024
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Our Story

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 ​Ozhaawashkwaa Animikii-Bineshi Aki Onji Kinimaagae' Inun (Blue Thunderbird Land-based Teachings Learning Centre) is an extension of the Seven Oaks School Division, located on 50-acres in West St. Paul, Manitoba. Rooted in Indigenous ways of knowing and being, we foster reconciliation by braiding Land-based education, ecological restoration, and community stewardship together for Seven Oaks learners, educators, and the extended community.  ​

The Facilities:

  • ​​Learning Centre: year-round gathering space with learning kitchen, washrooms, and resources
  • Service Centre: Maintenance and Transportation departments, Conference Rooms, and CVE Building Trades classroom
The Land:
  • ​3 km of walking trails
  • Tipi
  • Sweatlodge
  • Fireside gathering circles
  • Wawiyia'kiti'gahn (Circle Garden): a Medicine Wheel shaped aligned with the four directions. Two quadrants grow sacred medicines, Sage and Sweetgrass, and two quadrants grow Indigenous Plants of the Indigenous tall-grass prairie. Forming an inner circle are seven benches inscribed with the Seven Sacred Teachings. Forming an outer circle are 13 boulders that represent the 13 moons of the lunar year.
  • Indigenous Plant Medicine and Model Grassland Gardens
  • 7 Sisters Garden​
  • Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Garden
  • 67' x 23' Passive Solar Greenhouse
  • Novi-Comp, large scale in-vessel composting for SOSD schools​
  • 5-acre annual cover crop
  • Tree Nursery
  • Toboggan Hill
  • 35-acres Tall-grass Prairie Restoration
  • Restored Wetland Pond
  • 5-acre Remnant Tall-grass Prairie Conservation


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Our History​
​Where we have come from
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​Our ​​Vision
Mission, Values, Vision
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​Our Name
Naming Ceremony & Mural
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​Our Stewardship
Land-based Education and Land Stewardship
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​Our Team
​Contact Us​