Bearskin Lake First Nation

Site: Education Department - Mailing Address

Service: Education Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
KiHS Classroom: ph/fax 807-363-1081, teacher Thomas Choong
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Offers Michikan Lake Public School administered by Windigo Education Authority
 
Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS) 
  • Uses the Internet as a mode of delivery to offer accredited secondary school courses up to Grade 10 in a classroom setting
 
Distance Education 
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through Wahsa Distance Education by providing classroom instruction from Sioux Lookout via Wawatay Radio to students from Grades 9-12
 
Post Secondary Program (PSP) 
  • Provides financial assistance and academic and social counselling support throughout the school year to post secondary students both on and off the reserve through the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council 
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Hours School: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
 
  • Members of Bearskin Lake First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
 
Distance Education  
  • On-reserve individuals wishing to obtain a high school diploma
 
Post Secondary Program 
  • All band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application Post Secondary Program 
  • Applications for assistance available on Northern Nishnawbe Education Council website or at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 15th; January start date is Oct 15th; spring and summer start dates is Feb 15th
 
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Bearskin Lake First Nation 
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution  
  • Transcripts from high school and any previous academic institutions  
  • Detailed letter of intent with program information  
  • Copy of voided cheque or bank information  
  • Signed student contract
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-363-1011
Fax 807-363-2519
Primary Executive Eugene Kamenawatamin, Education Director, Michikan Education Authority
Alternate Executive Larry Beardy, Principal, Michikan Lake School; Phone: 807-363-2570; Fax: 807-363-1078
Site Location Community is located 400 km N of Sioux Lookout on W shores of Michikan Lake
Located In Community Bearskin Lake First Nation
Address Bearskin Lake First Nation
 
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Mailing Address c/o Michikan Education Authority 
PO Box 89 
Bearskin Lake, ON P0V 1E0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)