Muskrat Dam First Nation

Site: Samson Beardy Memorial School

Service: Education Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
Wahsa Distance Education, Learning Centre: ph: 807-471-2619 or 807-471-2548
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students 
  • Administers Samson Beardy 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 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 (NNEC) 
  • 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
Areas Served Muskrat Dam First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Muskrat Dam 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 - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-471-2524
Fax 807-471-2649
E-Mail muskratdamfirstnation@knet.ca
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Primary Executive Roy Morris, Education Director; Phone: 807-471-2573 ext 211
Alternate Executive Edith Thunder, Principal, Samson Beardy Memorial School; Phone: 807-471-2527
Site Location Community is approx 370 km N of Sioux Lookout, on NW shore of Muskrat Dam Lake on the Severn River
Located In Community Muskrat Dam First Nation
Address Muskrat Dam
 
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Mailing Address c/o Muskrat Dam Education 
General Delivery 
Muskrat Dam, ON P0V 3B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education (MOE) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)