Deer Lake First Nation

Site: David Meekis Memorial School

Service: Deer Lake Education Authority

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation 
Treaty #5 
 
Keewaytinook Internet High School contact is Freda Kenny: phone 807-775-9907, fax 807-735-3392 or fredakenny@knet.ca
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students 
  • Administers David Meekis Memorial School 
  • Provides financial assistance with board and related costs for students who choose to attend high school out of community
 
Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS) 
  • Uses the Internet as a mode of delivery to offer accredited secondary school courses in a classroom setting for individuals wishing to obtain a high school diploma in their home community
 
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 (NNEC) 
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
 
  • Members of Deer Lake First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
 
Distance Education and Keewaytinook Internet High School  
  • 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 Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) 
  • 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 - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-775-2055 
807-775-9225
Fax 807-775-2148
Website www.deerlake.firstnation.ca
Primary Executive Oscar Meekis, Education Director; Email: oscarmeekis@hotmail.com
Alternate Executive Ila Mamakeesic, Principal, David Meekis Memorial School; Email: ilamamakeesic@knet.ca
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Located In Community Deer Lake First Nation
Address Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Deer Lake Education Authority 
Box 69 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education (MOE) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)