Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

Site: Wikwemikong High School

Service: First Nation High School

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
 
Student body of Wasse Abin High School is approx 230 students
Description (Service) Operates a First Nations public high school for students from Wikwemikong 
  • Offers a full curriculum approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education for students from Grades 9-12  
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course and promotes a sense of pride of heritage 
  • Offers courses over and above the regular curriculum such as dance, construction technology, hairstyling and aesthetics, entrepreneurship, law, fashion and creative expression, digital imagery and photography 
  • Offers cultural activities and traditional Native teaching as part of regular programs  
  • Offers a breakfast program, dependent on available funding  
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities and outdoor education courses 
  • Participates in sports and competitions including golf, volleyball, basketball, badminton, cross-country running, track and field, lacrosse, and tennis  
  • Participates in the Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT) program 
  • Amenities include a library, fitness room, cafeteria and technology lab 
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Wikwemikong
Eligibility Members of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve wishing to obtain an Ontario Secondary School diploma (OSSD)
Application Registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-859-2870
Fax 705-859-2407
Website www.wbe-education.ca
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Primary Contact Dorothy Mandamin, Secretary; Phone: 705-859-2870 ext 224; Email: dmandamin@wbe-education.ca
Alternate Contact Roselynda Francis, Special Education Resource Teacher; Email: rfrancis@wbe-education.ca
Primary Executive Mark Gibeault, Principal; Phone: 705-859-2870 ext 223; Email: mgibeault@wbe-education.ca
Alternate Executive Dominic Beaudry, Education Director; Phone: 705-859-3834 ext 229; Email: dbeaudry@wbe-education.ca
Site Location Community is approx 50 km S of Little Current along Hwy 6 at E end of Manitoulin Island on N Georgian Bay
Located In Community Wikwemikong
Address 34 Henry St
Wikwemikong, ON P0P 2J0
 
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)