Gull Bay First Nation

Site: Government 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 
Mino-Niigaanendmowin contacts are reachable at Government Office, ph 807-982-0006 
Chris King Jr, Site Facilitator, email: 
Rob McGinn, Teacher
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  
  • Provides bus transportation to Armstrong Public School for elementary students from JK to Grade 8 
  • Provides incentives for elementary students for perfect attendance and upon graduation 
Secondary Students 
  • Offers assistance for secondary students with arrangements such as boarding and registration for high school out of community in cities including Thunder Bay 
  • Monitors student attendance weekly 
  • Collaborates with teachers and parents on most aspects of student education/progress 
  • Arranges monthly activities for students
  • Coordinates basic education and life skills training through an on-site facilitator and teacher to enable adults to earn a high school diploma 
  • Consists of up to 12 weeks of education, 2 weeks of life skills training and a 15-week paid work placement
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 
  • Coordinates access to programs through Confederation College, Lakehead University and Balmoral Adult Studies (Lakehead District School Board)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
  • Members of Gull Bay First Nation 
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
  • Individuals 18-30 years of age and unemployed 
  • Open to status, non-status, Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals 
  • May provide support around income, childcare and transportation
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 Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-982-0006
Toll Free Phone 1-855-982-0006
Fax 807-982-0009
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Primary Contact Cheryl King-Zewiec, Education Counsellor
Alternate Contact Janice Penagin, Office Manager
Site Location Community is approx 175 km N of Thunder Bay on Hwy 527 along W shores of Lake Nipigon
Located In Community Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Address Gull Bay Government Office
Front St
Gull Bay, ON P0T 1P0
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Mailing Address c/o Education Department 
PO Box 29100 
McIntyre Centre 
1186 Memorial Ave 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6P9
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)