Attawapiskat First Nation

Site: Kattawapiskak Elementary School - Mailing Address

Service: Elementary School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Student body is approx 400 students
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve school for elementary students 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from JK to Grade 8; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Occupies a newly-constructed school opened in Sep 2014 equipped with 21 nursery/kindergarten/regular classrooms, a Special Education/Literacy area, library, science/art area, a music classroom, a home economics room, an industrial arts classroom, a computer lab and gymnasium 
  • Teaches Native Cree language as a subject course 
  • Offers cultural education to learn traditional skills and teachings of the local area 
  • Provides outdoor playgrounds and athletic fields for soccer and baseball  
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities 
  • Participates in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Canada Program which provides laptops and tablets to each child aged 6-12 years in the school as a learning tool
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties  
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Attawapiskat First Nation 
Special Education
Children with special needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-997-2114
Fax 705-997-1259
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Laurette Edwards, Secretary; Email:
Alternate Contact Mary Jane Okimaw, Vice Principal and Acting Principal
Site Location Community is located on W James Bay near mouth of Attawapiskat River, 160 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Attawapiskat First Nation
Address Attawapiskat First Nation, ON P0L 1A0
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Mailing Address c/o Kattawapiskak Elementary School 
PO Box 15 
Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)