Deer Lake First Nation

Site: David Meekis Memorial School

Service: First Nation School

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation 
Treaty #5 
 
Social Counsellor is Raymond Meekis at 807-775-2055 Ext 216
Description (Service)
  • Operates a public on-reserve school for elementary and junior high school students 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 9; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education  
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course  
  • Provides a daily breakfast program for students  
  • Offers a school gymnasium with shower facilities, a library/resource centre, a computer room, labs for home economics and industrial arts and a multi-purpose facility 
  • Offers cultural and traditional events and outings 
  • Provides on-reserve bus transportation
 
Special Education 
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties  
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
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
 
Special Education
 
Children with special needs and/or learning difficulties
Application
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-775-2055 
807-775-9225
Toll Free Phone 1-888-751-9225
Fax 807-775-2148
Website www.dls.firstnationschools.ca
Primary Contact Myra Mamakeesic, School Secretary
Primary Executive Ila Mamakeesic, Principal; Email: ilamamakeesic@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Vice Principal
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 David Meekis Memorial School 
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 ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)