Brian Wildcat

Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission


Brian Wildcat, a visionary leader for the Maskwacîs community, has inspired significant developments in education. Brian holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Alberta. Beginning in 1991, laying the groundwork and building a community education system with Miyo Wahkohtowin, Brian led the Ermineskin community toward the vision of “Cree speaking graduates who are academically successful, live a healthy lifestyle, are confident, resilient and know their history and culture.” Brian led by example; his energy, compassion and support for diversity in the workplace created school environments that employees felt lucky to work in.

Having established a community education model in Ermineskin that experienced annual growth in graduation rates, enrollment, academic success, attendance, and community support, Brian spearheaded negotiations for an education agreement with the Federal Government and the four Nations of Maskwacîs. This led to the amalgamation of all eleven schools in Maskwacis under one education authority, Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC). On July 1, 2018, MESC officially launched with a vision for quality education and greater access to resources in all Maskwacîs schools lead by Maskwacîs defined performance measures.


Speakers Session:

The Role of Data in Negotiation with Federal Government to Create a First Nation Education System

In this presentation, Brian and will share the journey of using data to tell the story of the four Nations of Maskwacîs to the Federal Government to enable the negotiation of an agreement that would allow for the development of a single education authority that would be able to better support student growth and success.