Sandy Lake First Nation

Site: Thomas Fiddler Memorial High School

Service: First Nation High School

Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (No Tribal Council affiliation) 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5 
 
Student body is approx 240 students
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve secondary school for high school students 
  • Offers a full Ministry of Education curriculum for students from Grades 7-10 
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course  
  • Provides a Native resource library  
  • Offers cultural education to learn traditional skills such as hunting, trapping and fishing, and teachings of the local area 
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities 
  • Offers group and individual counselling to help students succeed in school
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Sandy Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sandy Lake First Nation
Application Registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-774-1229 
807-774-1230 
807-774-1102
Fax 807-774-1228
Website www.sandylake.firstnation.ca
Primary Executive Sarah Sawanas, Principal
Alternate Executive Christine Meekis, Education Director, Sandy Lake Board of Education; Phone: 807-774-1135; Email: christinemeekis@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border
Located In Community Sandy Lake First Nation
Address Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Thomas Fiddler Memorial High School 
PO Box 8 
Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
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)
Elections Board of Directors consisting of 5 members, one from each of the different geographical areas of Sandy Lake, elected every 2 years