Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Education Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary, junior and high school students living on reserve 
  • Students attend schools in the Keewatin Patricia District School Board and the Kenora Catholic District School Board 
  • Coordinates transportation arrangements and boarding arrangements if required 
  • Acts as a liaison between students, schools, school boards and parents 
  • Assists with summer student employment 
  • Receives support and assistance from Bimose Tribal Council, Education Authority in developing and delivering the education program and system in the community
Secondary Education 
  • Provides academic and social guidance/counselling to students attending high school outside the community, mostly in Kenora 
  • Assists students with course registration
Post Secondary Student Support Program  
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies  
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities  
  • Provides financial support to post secondary students both on and off the reserve
Hours Education Department Mon-Thu 9 am-2 pm 
Band Office Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Alternating Fri 9 am-1 pm
Areas Served Dalles First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation
Post Secondary Student Support Program  
  • Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution 
  • Financial assistance limited by available funding
Application Post Secondary Student Support Program  
  • Applications for assistance available at office and on website  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is June 1st; January start date is Oct 15th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide:  
  • Photocopy of recent status card; proper verification for applicants with dependents also required  
  • Completed post-secondary application package  
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution 
  • Program description including course outline and official length of program 
  • Cost of program including tuition, books, materials and supplies  
  • 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 - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-548-5876
Toll Free Phone 1-888-767-4960
Fax 807-548-2337
Primary Contact Elaine Henry, Education Coordinator; Phone: 807-548-5876 ext 257; Email:
Alternate Contact Ernest Jameson, Band Manager; Phone: 807-548-5876 ext 262; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 27 km NW of Kenora off Hwy 17A and along Hwy 658
Located In Community Dalles First Nation
Address 22 Band Office Rd
Dalles, ON P9N 0J2
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Mailing Address Dalles Rd, RR 1 
Kenora, ON P9N 3W7
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)