In 1980, a group of concerned citizens began to look at Aboriginal education in the City of Edmonton and discovered that some 80% of Native children did not complete high school. Their solution was to establish a school where Indigenous children felt accepted and culturally comfortable and thus encouraged to remain in school and complete their grade twelve. With the collaboration of the Catholic School Board, the Ben Calf Robe Society school was created. We believe that our children are sacred. Our work will strive to protect and enhance that sacredness by providing Indigenous children and their families with a holistic education, supportive social services, and programs of high quality and cultural relevance.