Slate Falls Nation

Site: Bimaychikamah School

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Student body is approximately 40 students
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve school for elementary students 
  • Administered by Windigo Education Authority (WEA) who acts in an advisory capacity  
  • Offers some programs for specific needs (ie math) for students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 8; programs such as reading comprehension, writing skills and computer instruction offered as funding allows 
  • Offers a selection of technology such as Chrome Books, IPads, Laptops, Smart Loft Boards, 3D printers, and hydroponic units 
  • Provides classes in wood working, culinary arts classes, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, gardening, tree/berry planting, tipi circles and art therapy 
  • Teaches Ojibway language as a subject course  
  • Provides a daily breakfast and lunch program for students  
  • Offers a school gymnasium, full kitchen and library  
  • Offers cultural and traditional activities/outings such as fish netting and filleting, preparation of a moose during hunting 
    season, preparation of goose and duck, and smoking of fish and meat 
  • Coordinates after school clubs for activities such as guitar, crafts and running
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-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Slate Falls First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Slate Falls Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
Special Education
Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-5701
Fax 888-431-5617
Primary Contact Danick Clavel, Principal; Email:
Alternate Contact Misty Crane, Education Director; Phone: 807-737-5700
Site Location Community is located 120 km N of Sioux Lookout, on shore of Bamaji Lake
Located In Community Slate Falls First Nation
Address 53 Lakeview Dr
Slate Falls, ON P0V 3C0
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Mailing Address c/o Bimaychikamah School 
General Delivery 
Slate Falls, ON P0V 3C0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)