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Wapekeka First Nation
Wapekeka Education Authority

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Description
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 an elementary school from JK to Grade 8 which was newly constructed in 2015
  • Offers Grade 9 to students who are not ready to leave the community

Secondary Education
  • Provides assistance through Northern Nishnawbe Education Centre (NNEC) with making 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 High School in Thunder Bay

Wahsa Distance Education
  • Administers on-reserve educational instruction and academic upgrading through Wahsa Distance Education
  • Coordinates and supervises 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 (NNEC)
  • Provides assistance for applying/filling out application forms for colleges and universities
Comments
Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations CouncilPolitical Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9Wahsa Distance Education: ph 807-537-2437
Eligibility
  • Members of Wapekeka First Nation
  • 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

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
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On July 3, 2019

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