Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek

Site: Band Office

Service: Education Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty 
Distance Education Worker: James Mishquart, ph: 807-885-1226, fax: 807-885-5511, email:
Description (Service) Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve  
  • Administers education programs through the Nokiiwin Tribal Council Education Authority  
  • Administers the Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek School for elementary students  
  • Provides bus transportation for secondary school students to Nipigon-Red Rock District High School in Red Rock through a private bus company
Distance Education 
  • Provides high school and post-secondary studies through Distance Education office at Recreation Centre 
  • Coordinates access to programs through Confederation College, Lakehead University and Balmoral Adult Studies (Lakehead District School Board)
Post Secondary Student Support Program  
  • Provides financial assistance for post secondary students both on and off the reserve  
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon-1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay 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 
  • Financial assistance is limited by available funding
Application 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 
  • 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 Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-885-3401
Fax 807-885-1218
Primary Contact Kalinda Hardy, Education Director; Phone: 807-885-3401 ext 225
Site Location Community is approx 160 km NE of Thunder Bay, adjacent to town of MacDiarmid off Hwy 11 and along SE shores of Lake Nipigon
Located In Community Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Address 501 Spirit Bay Rd, Rocky Bay Reserve
MacDiarmid, ON P0T 2B0
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Intersection Spirit Bay Rd and Fraser St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)