Nibinamik First Nation

Site: Nibinamik Education Centre

Service: Nibinamik Education Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • KiHS Teacher - Erik Tu ph: 807-593-1178 
  • KiHS Education Assistant - Jerusha Beaver ph: 807-593-1189 
  • Secondary School Counsellor - Harvey Yellowhead ph: 807-593-1188 
  • Boarding Home Counsellor - Ricky Yellowhead
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Administers Nibinamik Education Centre (Summer Beaver School), an on-reserve school for students from JK to Grade 9
Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS)  
  • Uses the Internet as a mode of delivery to offer accredited secondary school courses from Grade 9-12 in a classroom setting 
  • Offers the high school courses at the Nibinamik Education Centre
Secondary School Program  
  • Provides financial assistance for students who choose to attend high school outside of community (usually Geraldton, Sioux Lookout or Thunder Bay) 
  • Provides assistance with transportation and housing arrangements
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 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nibinamik First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Nibinamik First Nation 
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application 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 Nibinamik 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 - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-593-2210
Fax 807-593-2243
Primary Contact Valerie Wabasse, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 807-593-2161
Alternate Contact Mary Oskineegish, Education Director
Site Location Community is 385 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 500 km N of Thunder Bay along E shores of Nibinamik Lake on Winisk River system
Located In Community Nibinamik First Nation
Address Summer Beaver
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Mailing Address c/o Nibinamik Education Authority 
PO Box 117 
Summer Beaver, ON P0T 3B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)