Fort William First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Education Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Superior Treaty 
To leave message for Bus Driver call 807-623-1835
Description (Service)
  • Provides educational services and supports to elementary, junior and high school students living on reserve 
  • Students attend schools in the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board and the Lakehead Public School Board 
  • Coordinates transportation arrangements and provides busing for all JK-Grade 12 students  
  • Acts as a liaison between students, schools, school boards and parents 
  • Receives support and assistance from Nokiiwin Tribal Council, Education Authority in developing and delivering the education program and system in the community
Post Secondary Student Support Program  
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies  
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities  
  • Provides financial support to post secondary students both on and off the reserve
Secondary Education 
  • Provides academic and social guidance/counselling to students 
  • Assists students with course registration
Special Education Program 
  • Transports children with special needs between school and home
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Fort William First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up Members of Fort William First Nation
Post Secondary Student Support Program
  • Must be continuing education at a post-secondary institution
  • Financial assistance limited by available funding
Application Post Secondary Student Support Program  
  • Applications available on website or at Band Office/Education Department 
  • Assistance available for tuition/books/living allowance up to a maximum of 4 years per student 
  • Requires new application for each year  
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 29th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide:  
  • Photocopy of recent status card; proper verification for applicants with dependents also required  
  • Completed post-secondary application package  
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution 
  • Program description including course outline and official length of program 
  • Cost of program including tuition, books, materials and supplies  
  • 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 Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-623-9543
Toll Free Phone 1-866-892-8687
Fax 807-623-5190
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Primary Contact Myra Bannon, Education Manager; Phone: 807-623-9543 ext 225; Email:
Alternate Contact Britanny Collins, Education Assistant; Phone: 807-623-9543 ext 205
Site Location Fort William Reserve is located on W shore of Lake Superior, south of and adjacent to the city of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Fort William First Nation
Address 90 Anemki Dr, Suite 200
Fort William First Nation, ON P7J 1L3
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Intersection Anemki Dr and Mission Rd
Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
90 Anemki Dr, Suite 200 
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1L3
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Not Accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated parking spot; Washroom -- Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)