Neskantaga First Nation

Site: Neskantaga Education Centre

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Student body is approximately 75 students in elementary school and 10 students in high school
Description (Service) Operates an on-reserve school for elementary students from the community 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from JK-Grade 8  
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course  
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities 
  • Participates in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Canada Program which provides laptops and tablets to children aged 6-12 years in the school as a learning tool 
  • Offers a week of cultural activities and programs in the spring and a week in the fall
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties 
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Neskantaga First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 16 year(s) 
Members of Neskantaga First Nation
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card and immunization records
Languages English ; Ojibway ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-479-2565
Fax 807-479-1178
Primary Contact Novrene Taylor, Principal; Email:
Alternate Contact Tony Sakanee, Education Director; Phone: 807-479-2698; Fax: 807-479-2512; Email:
Site Location Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake
Located In Community Neskantaga First Nation
Address 100 School Rd
Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
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Mailing Address c/o Neskantaga Education Centre 
PO Box 106 
100 School Rd 
Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)