Rainy River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Education Program

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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
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Offers supervision and homework assistance for students to complete homework 
  • Awards four bursaries annually to high school students; one bursary for one student in Grades 9-12 
  • Provides bus transportation for elementary and secondary school students to Emo and Fort Frances
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies  
  • Provides support for applying/filling out application forms for colleges/universities  
  • Provides financial support to eligible post secondary students both on and off the reserve
Alternative Education 
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through the Seven Generations Education Institute 
  • Provides class instruction 4 days per week (Mon-Thu) at the secondary, post-secondary and vocational levels
Hours Band Office: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Rainy River First Nation
Alternative Education
On-reserve individuals 14 years of age and older
Post Secondary Student Support
All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance
Application Tutoring and homework assistance available upon request
Post Secondary Student Support Program  
  • Applications for assistance available at office  
  • 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  
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Rainy River First Nation  
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution  
  • 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 - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Band Office 807-482-2479 
Alternative Education 807-482-1178
Fax 807-482-2603
E-Mail reception@rrfns.com
Website www.rainyriverfirstnations.com
Primary Contact Marcel Medicine-Horton, Education Counselor; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 246 * (Cell) 807-271-1922; Email: marcel.horton@rrfns.com
Alternate Contact Patrick Morrisseau, Interim Director of Administration; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 268; Email: bandmanager@rrfns.com
Site Location Community is approx 40 km W of Fort Frances and 5 km W of Emo along the shores of Rainy River adjacent to Hwy 11
Located In Community Rainy River First Nation
Address 6 Manitou Rapids Dr
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
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Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
PO Box 450 
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)