Muskrat Dam First Nation

Site: Samson Beardy Memorial School

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve school for elementary and junior high school students 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 8; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Teaches Oji-Cree language as a subject course  
  • Provides a daily breakfast program for students  
  • Offers a school gymnasium and library  
  • Offers cultural and traditional outings such as fishing and trapping
Special Education
Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Muskrat Dam First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation 
Special Education 
  • Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties 
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main: 807-471-2527 
Fax 807-471-2649
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Primary Contact Roy Morris, Education Director and Principal; Phone: 807-471-2573 ext 211; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 370 km N of Sioux Lookout, on NW shore of Muskrat Dam Lake on the Severn River
Located In Community Muskrat Dam First Nation
Address Muskrat Dam
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Mailing Address c/o Samson Beardy Memorial School 
General Delivery 
Muskrat Dam, ON P0V 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)