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Wunnumin Lake First Nation

Education Authority

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Provides educational services and supports to elementary and secondary school students living on reserve
  • Receives support and assistance from Shibogama Education Authority in developing and delivering the education program and system in the community
  • Administers Lydia Lois Beardy Memorial School, an elementary/junior high school from JK to Grade 10
Secondary Education
  • Provides assistance through Northern Nishnawbe Education Centre (NNEC) with high school arrangements outside the community
  • Coordinates boarding services for students choosing to attend Pelican Falls First Nation High School in Sioux Lookout or Dennis Franklin Cromarty School in Thunder Bay
Wahsa Distance Education
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through Wahsa Distance Education
  • Provides 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
Wahsa Distance Education: Coordinator ph: 807-442-2509, fax: 807-442-1039
Hours of Operation
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
  • Members of Wunnumin Lake First Nation 4 years of age and older
  • All school aged children and youth living on reserve

Distance Education: 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
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
Documents Required
  • Child's birth certificate/status card and copy of immunization records required at initial school registration
  • Completed application package required for post-secondary support
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(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Last Verified On
January 13, 2021