Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation

Site: Lac des Milles Lacs Education Centre

Service: Seventh Fire Secondary School

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Provides an urban First Nation secondary school  
  • Offers a curriculum from Grades 9-12 in which students work on obtaining high school credits at their own pace; approved and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education 
  • Provides holistic support services to address the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health of students 
  • Provides an incentive program with monetary awards for students completing units and courses  
  • Hosts guest speakers often with a range of topics of interest to youth 
  • Offers sessions with visiting Knowledge Keepers 
  • Offers cultural activities and traditional Native teaching as well as a music studio 
  • Partners with Roots to Harvest, a local agricultural program engaging students in the food system as growers, market gardeners and lifelong learners
Special Education  
  • Provides special education assistance for students with learning difficulties  
  • Develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student with annual reviews
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation ; Thunder Bay ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Focus is for Indigenous youth but non-Indigenous students welcome as well
Application Requires registration; forms available at office or downloadable from website
Languages English ; Cree ; Ojibway ; Oji-Cree
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-699-0233
Fax 807-475-4882
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Vicky Walker, Education Centre Principal; Phone: 807-699-0233 ext 802; Email:
Alternate Contact Andy Graham, Education Director; Phone: 807-699-0233 ext 809; Email:
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 2040 Walsh St E
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4W2
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Intersection Walsh St E and Tarbutt St S
Mailing Address c/o Seventh Fire Secondary School 
1100 Memorial Ave, Suite 328 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2019
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Education