Weenusk First Nation

Site: Matahhamao School

Service: First Nation Elementary School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve school for elementary students 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from JK to Grade 8; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Teaches Native Cree language as a subject course 
  • Offers cultural education to learn traditional skills and teachings of the local area 
  • Provides outdoor playground 
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities 
  • Participates in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Canada Program which provides laptops and tablets to each child aged 6-12 years in the school as a learning tool
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 Weenusk First Nation
Eligibility Members of Weenusk First Nation
Special Education  
Children with special needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate and immunization records
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-473-2527
Fax 705-473-2528
E-Mail reception@matahhamao.com
Primary Contact Sheila, Receptionist
Alternate Contact Meredith Barker, Principal
Site Location Community is just S of Hudson Bay on W bank of Winisk River, 400 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Weenusk First Nation
Address Peawanuck, ON P0L 2H0
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Mailing Address PO Box 2 
Peawanuck, ON P0L 2H0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)