Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
Wahsa Distance Education: ph: 807-532-2095 or 807-532-2177, fax: 807-532-2201
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Receives support and assistance from Shibogama Education Authority in developing and delivering the education program and system in the community 
  • Administers Mary Ann Aganash Memorial School, an elementary school from JK to Grade 8
 
Secondary Education 
  • Provides assistance through Northern Nishnawbe Education Centre (NNEC) with school arrangements and boarding services for students choosing to attend Pelican Falls First Nation High School in Sioux Lookout
 
Wahsa 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 Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
 
  • Members of Kingfisher Lake First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
 
Distance Education  
  • 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 807-532-2057
Fax 807-532-2153
Website www.kingfisherlake.ca
Primary Contact Sheri Mamakwa, School Secretary
Primary Executive Edna Quequish, Education Director; Phone: 807-532-2067 ext 234
Alternate Executive Lott Sainnawap, Band Administrator; Email: lotts@kingfisherlake.ca
Site Location Community is 350 km NE of Sioux Lookout on S shores of Kingfisher Lake, 40 km W of Wunnumin Lake
Located In Community Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Address Kingfisher Lake, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
PO Box 57 
Kingfisher Lake, ON P0V 1Z0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)