Lac La Croix First Nation

Site: Zhingwako Zaiganing Public School

Service: Public School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
School Board representative: Calvin Ottertail
Description (Service) Operates a public on-reserve school for elementary and secondary school students 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 12; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Teaches Ojibwe language as a subject course 
  • Provides a daily hot lunch to students 
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities including hockey, volleyball and a dance program 
  • Allows the school gymnasium to be used for various community events
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Lac La Croix First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of the Lac La Croix First Nation living on-reserve, regardless of age
  • Registration required  
  • Must show copy of child's birth certificate/status card and immunization record
Call school during regular hours to make arrangements for use of gymnasium for community events
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-485-2402
Fax 807-485-2558
Primary Contact Brenda Geyshick, Administrative Assistant
Alternate Contact Debbie Atatise, Principal and Education Director; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 40 km W of Atikokan on Hwy 11; then S on Flanders Rd for 80 km
Located In Community Lac La Croix First Nation
Address Lac La Croix
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Intersection Flanders Rd and Hwy 11
Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
PO Box 640 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)