Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation

Site: Morson - 513 Beach Rd

Service: Education Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)  
Treaty #3 
  • Education Department office is located in Pegamigabo School 
  • Contact North: Education Counsellor is Lynn Indian (post.sec@biggrassy.ca)
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve 
  • Administers Pegamigaabo Public School 
  • Provides bus transportation for secondary school students to Rainy River
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Provides support throughout the school year to post secondary students both on and off the reserve 
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities 
  • Provides a post-secondary student support handbook as a guide to understanding the program
Distance Education 
Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through Contact North by providing online instruction at the secondary, post-secondary and vocational levels
Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Alternate Fri 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
Post Secondary Student Support Program
All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
Distance Education
On-reserve individuals 16 years of age and over
Application Tutoring and homework assistance available upon request
Post Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Applications for assistance available on website or 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 Big Grassy 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, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main: 807-488-5916 
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3379
Fax 807-488-5345
E-Mail school@biggrassy.ca
Website www.biggrassy.ca
Primary Contact Melissa Archie, Administrative Assistant
Alternate Contact Lynn Blackburde, Principal and Director of Education; Phone: 807-488-5916 ext 202
Site Location Community is 130 km NW of Fort Frances, off Hwy 621 along SE shores of Lake of the Woods
Located In Community Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation
Address 513 Beach Rd, Big Grassy River First Nation
Morson, ON P0W 1J0
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Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
PO Box 453 
Morson, ON P0W 1J0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)