Sandy Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Sandy Lake Board of Education

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Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (No Tribal Council affiliation)  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #5
Description (Service)
  • Oversees the management and operations of the schools and education programs in the community for students from JK-Grade 10; students from Grades 11-12 must attend high school outside of community or participate in distance education  
  • Coordinates bus transportation and schedules within community
Administers the following schools: 
  • Thomas Fiddler Memorial Elementary School 
  • Thomas Fiddler Memorial High School 
  • Gabbius Goodman Learning Centre
Post Secondary Program (PSP) 
  • Provides financial assistance and academic and social counselling support throughout the school year to post secondary students both on and off the reserve 
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Sandy Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sandy Lake First Nation 
Post Secondary Program 
  • All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Application Post-Secondary Program 
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package 
  • 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 - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-774-1135 
Bus Drivers 807-774-4206
Fax 807-774-1166
Primary Contact Mary M Crowe, Receptionist
Alternate Contact Troy A Kakepetum, Education Director; Phone: 807-774-1135; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border
Located In Community Sandy Lake First Nation
Address Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
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Mailing Address c/o Board of Education 
PO Box 8 
Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education (MOE) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
Elections Board of Directors consisting of 5 members, one from each of the different geographical areas of Sandy Lake, elected every 2 years