Northern Nishnawbe Education Council

Site: Sioux Lookout - Pelican Falls First Nation High School

Service: High School Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments High School Intake Coordinator: Tanya Nugent, ph 807-737-2002 Ext 2309; fax 807-737-3047; email:
Description (Service) Operates a private First Nations high school for students from First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout District 
  • Offers a full curriculum approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education for students from Grade 9-12  
  • 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 
  • Participates in the Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT) program 
  • Produces a monthly newsletter, The Pelican Herald, available in print or online
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; Kenora District ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Koocheching First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; Mishkeegogamang First Nation ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Sandy Lake First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation ; 24 First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout District including New Slate Falls
Eligibility First Nations students from any of the 24 First Nations communities within the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)
  • Requires a completed high school application form available on website and 
  • A copy of medical/immunization records and 
  • A current transcript of marks or most recent report card (for Grade 8 students)
Deadline for applications: 
  • First semester - Mar 31st 
  • Second semester - Nov 15th
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1110
Toll Free Phone 1-800-378-9111
Fax 807-737-1732
Primary Contact Beth Downey, Secretary; Email:
Alternate Contact Solomon Kakagamic, Principal; Email:
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 650 Pelican Falls Rd
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 0A7
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Mailing Address PO Box 4127 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1J9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1992
Funding Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)