Attawapiskat First Nation

Site: Vezina Secondary School - Mailing Address

Service: Secondary 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 175 students
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve school for secondary students 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from Grade 9-12 based on "Project Excellence", an individualized, self-directed learning program that allows students to choose from a large number of course offerings and to work at their own pace 
  • School includes 10 classrooms, a large kitchen, artroom, computer lab with 20 PC's and a tech shop with power tools/machines for students to learn carpentry skills 
  • Teaches Native Cree language as a subject course 
  • Coordinates a daily hot breakfast program for all students 
  • Offers cultural and traditional events and outings 
  • Provides extra-curricular activities
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation
Eligibility Members of Attawapiskat First Nation
Application Registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-997-2117
Fax 705-997-2357
Primary Contact Nancy Tookate, Secretary; Email:
Alternate Contact Judy Stephen, 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 PO Box 249 
Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1991
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)