Shibogama First Nations Council

Site: Shibogama First Nations Council

Service: Student Support Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Shibogama First Nations Council is a member of the Political Territorial Organization of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
  • All member communities belong to Treaty #9
Description (Service)
  • Serves and supports off-reserve high school students from member First Nation communities attending the secondary school education system outside of their community 
  • Aims to prepare youth for full and meaningful participation in society by providing the best possible educational opportunities, and making student success and their safety a priority
Provides the following support and services to First Nations students attending high school away from their home community: 
  • Case management services for each student  
  • Social and spiritual support  
  • Encouragement in academic achievement  
  • Individual counselling in areas students might be struggling with such as homesickness and socialization issues
Boarding Home Program  
  • Coordinates arrangements to place students attending high school in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Dryden and other communities with a suitable boarding home 
  • Provides applications for families willing to become host boarding homes and students requiring a boarding placement
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within the Shibogama First Nations Council territory
Application Services are delivered to community members at the local level (Band Office)
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-2662
Toll Free Phone 1-866-877-6057
Fax 807-737-1583
Primary Contact Irene Shakakeesic, Support Services Coordinator; Phone: 807-737-2662 ext 2223; Email:
Alternate Contact Matthew Angees, Education Liaison Officer; Phone: 807-737-2662 ext 2280; Email:
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 81 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
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Intersection King St and 6th Ave
Mailing Address c/o Shibogama Education 
PO Box 449 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)