Lac Seul First Nation

Site: Frenchman's Head - Lac Seul Education Authority

Service: Education Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #3 
Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) contact: ph: 807-582-3245, fax: 807-582-3865 
Wahsa Distance Education contacts: 
  • Whitefish Bay, Distance Education Coordinator (DEC): Tina Thomas, ph: 807-582-3971, fax: 807-582-3369 
  • Kejick Bay, DEC: Brenda Quedent, ph: 807-582-3225, fax: 807-582-3214 
  • Frenchman's Head, DEC: Doreen Kejick, ph: 807-582-3278, fax: 807-582-3289
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students 
  • Administers Obishikokaang Elementary School in Frenchman's Head 
  • Administers Waninitawingaang Memorial School in Kejick Bay 
  • Administers Morris Thomas Memorial Christian School in Whitefish Bay 
  • Provides daily bus transportation for students to attend high school out of community, at either Pelican Falls First Nations High School or Queen Elizabeth High School in Sioux Lookout; one-way trip takes about 45 minutes  
  • Provides an Education Centre facility for educational training sessions, tutoring for high school students and a place for students to socialize
Wahsa Distance Education 
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through Wahsa Distance Education 
  • Provides classroom instruction from Sioux Lookout via Wawatay Radio to students from Grades 9-12
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 through the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Lac Seul First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Lac Seul First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
Distance Education and Keewaytinook Internet High School  
On-reserve individuals wishing to obtain a high school diploma 
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 
  • Applications for assistance available on Northern Nishnawbe Education Council website or at office  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 15th; January start date is Oct 15th; spring and summer start dates is Feb 15th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide: 
  • Photocopy of recent status card  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Northern Nishnawbe Education Council 
  • 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 - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-582-3499
Fax 807-582-3431
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Primary Contact Eric Bortlis, Education Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Charmaine Littledeer, Education Assistant to Director; Email:
Site Location Frenchman's Head community is approx 40 km NW of Sioux Lookout, on shores of Lac Seul Lake
Located In Community Lac Seul First Nation
Address Frenchman's Head, ON P0V 2A0
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Mailing Address c/o LSEA 
PO Box 319 
Hudson, ON P0V 1X0
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)