Fort Severn First Nation
Education Department

Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students
  • Administers Wasaho Cree Nation School
  • Provides financial assistance with board and related costs for students who choose to attend high school out of community

Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS)
  • Uses the Internet as a mode of delivery to offer accredited secondary school courses in a classroom setting for individuals wishing to obtain a high school diploma in their home community

Distance Education
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through Wahsa Distance Education by providing classroom instruction from Sioux Lookout via Wawatay Radio to students from Grades 9-12

Post Secondary Program (PSP)
  • Provides financial assistance and academic and social counselling support throughout the school year to post secondary students both on and off the reserve through the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern ChiefsProvincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9
  • Keewaytinook Internet High School contact is Freda Kenny: ph 807-775-9907, fax 807-735-3392 or; local ph 807-478-1058
  • Wahsa Distance Education, Sioux Lookout: ph 807-737-1488 or toll-free 1-800-667-3703
  • Members of Fort Severn First Nation
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve
Distance Education and Keewaytinook Internet High School
On-reserve individuals wishing to obtain a high school diploma
Post Secondary Program
All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution

Age Requirements: Ages: 4 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Post Secondary Program
  • Applications for assistance available on Northern Nishnawbe Education Council website or at office
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 15th; January start date is Oct 15th; spring and summer start dates is Feb 15th
For financial assistance applicant required to provide:
  • Photocopy of recent status card
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Northern Nishnawbe Education Council
  • 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
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Last Verified On February 5, 2019

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