Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Site: Missabay Community School

Service: First Nation School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (not part of a Tribal Council) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Student body is approximately 160 students 
  • Education Counsellor available - ph: 807-928-2242; fax: 807-928-2494
Description (Service) Operates an on-reserve school for elementary students from the community 
  • Offers a full curriculum for students from JK-Grade 8; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education  
  • Teaches Native language as a subject course and promotes a sense of pride of heritage 
  • Features science facilities, a library resource centre, a multipurpose area, a gymnasium and health services 
  • Provides outdoor facilities such as playgrounds, soccer and mulitpurpose playing fields, baseball diamonds and a volleyball court 
  • Provides a breakfast and lunch program to students 
  • Provides supervised extra-curricular activities  
  • Offers cultural activities and traditional Native teaching as part of regular programs 
  • Operates on a culturally sensitive schedule that allows students to participate in the fall hunts with their families
Financial Awards 
  • Recognizes educational achievements with financial awards to individuals who have graduated from various levels 
  • Includes elementary, intermediate, secondary, post-secondary, trades and other educational institutions
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties 
  • Strives for maximum amount of integration with regular programs
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-3 pm
Areas Served Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Members of Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Special Education 
  • Any child with special needs and/or learning difficulties
  • Requires completed registration and proof of Band number and health card 
  • Must show child's immunization record for initial registration
Financial Awards 
  • Must submit copy of certificate, diploma or degree to Band Office 
  • Submit to attention of Band Councillor holding Education Portfolio
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-928-2299 
Fax 807-928-2494
E-Mail missabayschool@live.ca
Website www.mishkeegogamang.ca/serv-edu.html
Primary Contact Samara Skunk, School Receptionist
Alternate Contact Alan Pogson, Principal
Site Location Community is along Hwy 599, approx 20 km S of Pickle Lake on shores of Lake St Joseph
Located In Community Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Address 299 Sandy Rd
Mishkeegogamang First Nation, ON P0V 2H0
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Mailing Address c/o Missabay Community School 
General Delivery 
Mishkeegogamang, ON P0V 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)