Attawapiskat First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Education Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Community Learning office located at the Attawapiskat Development Corporation, Box 1000 
  • To contact post-secondary student information email: 
  • Student body in community is approx 800 students
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Administers education programs and schools through the Attawapiskat First Nation Education Authority (AFNEA) 
  • Administers the Kattawapiskak Elementary School, newly built in 2014 to replace JR Nakogee Elementary School 
  • Administers the Vezina Secondary School
Community Learning Network (CLN) 
  • Provides guidance and information for individuals to access secondary, post-secondary and employment training through e-learning and distance education using the Internet and correspondence courses 
  • Identifies skills that are required by the local labour market, such as skills needed to work at the De Beers Victor Mine located 90 km from Attawapiskat, and works to provide opportunities to develop those skills
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies 
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities 
  • Provides financial support to post secondary students both on and off the reserve
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Members of Attawapiskat First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
Community Learning Network 
  • Any Band members interested in furthering education or employment skills through correspondence and/or electronic learning
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application Community Learning Network
Contact Sally Braun for information and enrollment in programs
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Applications for assistance available on 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 Attawapiskat First Nation 
  • 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 705-997-2232
Fax 705-997-2419
Primary Contact Travis Koostachin, Board Chairman; Email:
Alternate Contact Dorothy Hookimaw, Education Director; Email:
Site Location Community is located on W James Bay near mouth of Attawapiskat River, 160 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Attawapiskat First Nation
Address Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
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Mailing Address c/o Education Authority 
PO Box 247 
Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)