Nibinamik First Nation

Site: Nibinamik Education Centre

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Student body is approximately 100 students 
  • Special Education teacher is Melinda Wabasse, ph 807-593-2170
Description (Service) Operates an on-reserve school for elementary and junior high students from the community 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from JK-Grade 9, approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education  
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course and promotes a sense of pride of heritage 
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities  
  • Offers cultural activities and traditional Native teaching as part of regular programs 
  • Operates on a culturally sensitive schedule that allows students to participate in the spring and fall hunts with their families
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties 
  • Develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student with annual reviews  
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-11:30 am, 1 pm-3:30 pm
Areas Served Nibinamik First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Nibinamik First Nation
Special Education
Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card (or other satisfactory proof of age), health card and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-593-2195
Fax 807-593-2198
Primary Contact Valerie Wabasse, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 807-593-2161; Email:
Alternate Contact Kevin Booth, Principal; Phone: 807-593-2231
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 Centre 
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)