Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Keewaytinook Internet High School contact is Freda Kenny: ph 807-775-9907, fax 807-735-3392 or fredakenny@knet.ca; local ph 807-478-1058 
  • Wahsa Distance Education, Sioux Lookout: ph 807-737-1488 or toll-free 1-800-667-3703
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students 
  • Administers Wasaho Cree Nation 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 
  • 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 Fort Severn First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
 
  • Members of Fort Severn 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 - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-478-9548
Fax 807-478-9546
Website www.fortsevern.firstnation.ca
Primary Executive Moses Kakekaspan, Education Director; Phone: 807-478-9548 ext 25; Email: moseskakekaspan@gmail.com
Alternate Executive Terry Kakekaspan, Wahsa Coordinator; Phone: 807-478-1143; Email: terrykakekaspan@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 720 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 9 km from mouth of Severn River on Hudson Bay
Located In Community Fort Severn First Nation
Address Fort Severn, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Education Dept 
PO Box 165 
Fort Severn, ON P0V 1W0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education (MOE) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)