Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Education Department

Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on-reserve
  • Celebrated the official signing ceremony of the Anishnabek Education system which became effective in the community as of April 1, 2018
  • Administers Pic River Elementary, a school for students from JK to Grade 8
  • Administers Pic River Private High School for students from Grade 9-12
  • Provides a student counsellor at Marathon High School; offers student support services including personal, attendance and career counselling, monitoring of student progress, liaison with parents and high school staff
  • Opened a new high school site in Thunder Bay in partnership with Anishinabek Employment & Training in Thunder Bay
  • Coordinates week-long Anishinaabemowin language immersion camps periodically during summer months

Post Secondary Support Program
  • Provides counselling and guidance in choosing post-secondary field of studies
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
  • Provides financial support to post secondary students both on and off the reserve
Tribal Council: Unaffiliated
Political Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
Post Secondary Support Program
  • All Band members regardless of residency are eligible to apply for assistance if attending a post-secondary institution
  • Based upon availability of funds received from Indian & Northern Affairs Canada
Application Process
Post Secondary Student Support Program
  • Applications for assistance available at office or on website
  • Deadline to apply for assistance for fall start date is May 1st; January start date is Oct 1st; spring and summer start dates is Mar 1st

For financial assistance applicant required to provide:
  • Photocopy of recent status card
  • Completed post-secondary application package issued by Pic River First Nation
  • 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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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On August 7, 2019

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