Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Site: Thunder Bay

Service: Secondary School Services

Description & Services
Public Comments All post-secondary student services for Keewaytinook Okimakanak communities are administered through the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC)
Description (Service)
  • Assists member First Nations with programs and services in the secondary school education system of their community 
  • Aims to prepare youth for full and meaningful participation in society by providing the best possible educational opportunities
Provides the following support and services to First Nations students attending high school away from their home community: 
  • Case management services for each student  
  • Social and spiritual support  
  • Encourages academic achievement  
  • Individual counselling in areas students might be struggling with such as homesickness and socialization issues
Boarding Home Program 
  • Coordinates arrangements to place students attending high school in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Dryden, Timmins and other communities with a suitable boarding home 
  • Provides applications for families willing to become host boarding homes and students requiring a boarding placement
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within Keewaytinook Okimakanak Territory
Application Services are accessed at a local level, contact Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-346-4204
Toll Free Phone 1-888-893-4111
After Hours Phone On-call staff cell phone: 807-620-5933 or 807-621-8676
Fax 807-346-4330
Primary Contact Henry Owusu, Administrative Assistant Coordinator; Phone: 807-346-4204 ext 1710; Email:
Primary Executive Robbie Kakegamic, Education Coordinator; Phone: 807-346-4204 ext 1706; Email:
Alternate Executive Lydia Meekis, Office Manager; Phone: 807-346-4204 ext 1709; Email:
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 1046 Memorial Ave
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A3
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Intersection Memorial Ave and Harbour Expressway
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2008
Funding Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)