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Aroland First Nation
Education Authority

Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve
  • Administers education programs through the Matawa Education Authority
  • Operates the Johnny Therriault Memorial School for elementary students from JK to Grade 8
  • Provides bus transportation for secondary school students to Geraldton High School

Post Secondary Student Support Program
  • Provides support throughout the school year to post secondary students both on and off the reserve through the Matawa Post Secondary Program
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations ManagementPolitical Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9
  • Post-secondary student support contact is Robinson Meshake (
  • Most post-secondary students from Aroland First Nation attend schools in Thunder Bay or Sault Ste Marie
Hours of Operation
School: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pmBand Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
  • Members of Aroland First Nation regardless of age
  • 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

Age Requirements: Ages: 4 year(s) and up;
Application Process
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
Not Applicable
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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