Kihew-osapiwin (Eagleview Comprehensive High School) is a First Nation School whose purpose is to educate the young people of Onion Lake Cree Nation in a warm, friendly and caring environment and prepare them to be successful lifelong learners.
The Onion Lake education system is built on the belief that students must be prepared to participate with competence in both the First Nations and non-First Nations worlds, and to appreciate the merits of both. This task can only be accomplished in an environment that reflects the integrity of the individual, the involvement of the community, mutual respect between staff and students and the principle of free inquiry and expression.
To fulfill this mission the Onion Lake education system must be comprehensive in nature, and provide – to the fullest extent possible – the educational alternatives which respond to the unique qualities, abilities and potential of each individual student.
The Onion Lake education system will utilize resources of curriculum, staff, students, community and environment to assist each student to attain the following:
- A working knowledge of basic academic skills which will serve as a foundation for future endeavors and life-long learning.
- Moral and ethical values consistent with the teachings of our Cree elders. physical and emotional health.
- An ability to cope rationally, intelligently and constructively with problems and issues.
- Pride in one’s self and the understanding of one’s relationship to the community, his/her surroundings and the world.
- A thorough understanding of Treaty Rights and its implications.
- Promote First Nation’s culture, society, values, beliefs, history, tradition and language.
Onion Lake Cree Nation is a Plains Cree First Nations band government in Canada, straddling the Alberta/Saskatchewan provincial border approximately 50 km (31 mi) north of the City of Lloydminster.
It is within Alberta's County of Vermilion River and Saskatchewan's Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte No. 501 at the intersection of Highway 17 and Alberta Highway 641/Saskatchewan Highway 797.
The Makaoo 120 reserve is located within both provinces while the Seekaskootch 119 reserve is wholly within Saskatchewan. Both reserves once maintained separate band governments, combining to form Onion Lake in 1914. With all reserves combined, the Onion Lake Cree Nation has a total land area of 585.711 square kilometres (226.144 sq mi), and has 6,475 registered members (as of August 2019).
The Onion Lake Cree Nation has four schools within the community, one of which is a Cree immersion program.