Grassy Narrows First Nation

Site: Sakatcheway Anishinabe School

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Student body is approx 200 students 
  • Teacher accommodations (teacherage) are available on-reserve
Description (Service) Operates an elementary/secondary on-reserve school for community students  
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 12; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Provides a daily breakfast program  
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course  
  • Offers separate wings for elementary and high school students, a school gymnasium, cafeteria, library, and computer room  
  • Offers cultural and traditional outings such as ice fishing, snowshoeing, canoeing, camping and wilderness expeditions 
  • Supervises a range of extra-curricular activities that can include sporting events, knitting nights, archery, painting and regalia making  
  • Provides bus transportation for all students attending Sakatcheway Anishinabe School
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-4 pm
Areas Served Grassy Narrows First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Grassy Narrows 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 (or other satisfactory proof of age) and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-925-2626
Toll Free Phone 1-800-667-7832
Fax 807-925-2855
Primary Contact Lucy Kokopenace, Reception and Administrative Assistant
Alternate Contact Pat Stoddart, Principal and Director of Education; Email:
Site Location Community is 80 km N of Kenora at the end of Hwy 671, along the English-Wabigoon river system near the Manitoba border
Located In Community Grassy Narrows First Nation
Address 1 Education Dr
Grassy Narrows, ON P0X 1B0
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Mailing Address c/o Sakatcheway Anishinabe School 
Box 220 
Grassy Narrows, ON P0X 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)