Mushkegowuk Council

Site: Moose Factory Office

Service: Omushkego Education

Description & Services
Public Comments First Nation Student Success Program Manager: Bernice Kapashesit, ph 705-658-4222 Ext 120; fax 705-658-4250; email bernicekapashesit@mushkegowuk.ca
Description (Service) Assists member First Nations with programs and services in the education system of their community 
  • Promotes, develops and implements regional Cree language and culture curriculum 
  • Provides advisory services for education authorities and departments, daycare centres and community schools 
  • Aims to prepare youth for full and meaningful participation in society by providing the best possible educational opportunities 
  • Posts available teaching and education related jobs within member communities online 
  • Administers regional project funds such as Summer Science Camps
 
Provides following services: 
  • Planning of programs and curriculum including special needs 
  • Planning of new schools and changes to existing schools 
  • Providing administration and teacher evaluations 
  • Ensuring First Nations content and perspectives in programs and curriculum 
  • Updating policies for boards and schools
 
Post Secondary Program 
  • Collaborates with Band administration to determine successful candidates for available post secondary funding  
  • Provides applications for financial assistance through Band Office or on community websites 
  • Maintains a monitoring system to enable student, post secondary counsellors and community to work together to assist student in achieving graduation
 
Omushkego Education Student Services 
  • Provides supports and individual counselling to assist students to succeed in achieving graduation 
  • Coordinates student success planning sessions with each student upon request 
  • Offers tutoring and services of a literacy coach
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation ; Chapleau Cree First Nation ; Fort Albany First Nation ; Kashechewan First Nation ; Missanabie Cree First Nation ; Moose Cree First Nation ; Taykwa Tagamou First Nation
Eligibility Must be one of the member First Nations within the Mushkegowuk Territory
 
Post Secondary Program
 
Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution
Application Services are accessed at a local level, contact community Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Metis; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-658-4222
Fax 705-658-4250
Website www.mushkegowuk.ca
Primary Contact Roseanne Kapashesit, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-658-4222 ext 118; Email: roseannekapashesit@mushkegowuk.ca
Primary Executive Irene Tomatuk, Director of Education; Phone: 705-658-4222 ext 121; Email: irenetomatuk@mushkegowuk.ca
Alternate Executive Doug M Cheechoo, Post Secondary Program Counsellor, Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, 36 Birch St S location; Phone: 705-268-3594 ext 225; Fax: 705-268-3282; Email: dmcheechoo@mushkegowuk.ca
Located In Community Moose Factory
Address 12 Centre Rd
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Intersection Centre Rd and Clarke St
Mailing Address c/o Education 
PO Box 370 
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0
Accessibility Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)