Poplar Hill First Nation

Site: Ahgwahbuush Memorial School

Service: Education Authority

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5 
Keewaytinook Internet High School Teacher is John Brownie, Teacher Assistant is Howard Moose; ph: 807-772-8880, fax: 807-772-8880
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students 
  • Administers Ahgwahbuush Memorial School (formerly Abe Scatch 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 complete grades 9 and 10 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 
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
KiHS: Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 11 am-2 pm, 3 pm-6 pm
Areas Served Poplar Hill First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Poplar Hill 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 
  • 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 - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-772-9981
Fax 807-772-1150
Website poplarhill.firstnation.ca/
Primary Contact Ann Anderson, School Secretary
Alternate Contact Rocky Landon, Abe Scatch Memorial School Principal
Primary Executive Donald Moose, Education Director
Site Location Community is approx 120 km N of Red Lake along banks of Berens River near Ont/Man border
Located In Community Poplar Hill First Nation
Address Poplar Hill, ON P0V 3E0
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Mailing Address c/o Education Authority 
PO Box 23 
Poplar Hill, ON P0V 3E0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (20) Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)