Pikangikum First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Pikangikum Education Authority

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #5 
 
Wahsa Distance Education Coordinator-Jenna Lee Turtle, ph 705-773-1008
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students 
  • Administers Eenchokay Birchstick School (EBS) for students from Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 12 in a newly-constructed school opened in Sept 2016 
  • Coordinates bus transportation for community students
 
Wahsa Distance Education 
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through Wahsa Distance Education 
  • Provides 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 Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Pikangikum First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
 
  • Members of Pikangikum First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
 
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 (NNEC) 
  • 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 807-773-1093
Fax 807-773-1014
Website www.ebs-school.org/pikangikum-education-authority.html
Primary Executive Kyle Peters, Director of Education; Email: kylepeters57@gmail.com
Alternate Executive Daniel Keeper, Assistant Director of Education
Site Location Community is approx 100 km NW of Red Lake, on E shores of Pikangikum Lake at the Berens River
Located In Community Pikangikum First Nation
Address Pikangikum, ON P0V 2L0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Pikangikum Education Authority 
General Delivery 
Pikangikum, ON P0V 2L0
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)