Mishkeegogamang First Nation



The Missabay Community School offers Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. As part of elementary education, the school provides special education, Native language, cultural education, and a breakfast & lunch program to its students.

The Mile 50 School, also known as the Charlie Neekan Memorial School, is a branch of the Missabay Community School serving students in the vicinity of Mile 50. It offers Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 taught by its two teachers.

Secondary education is available through the education and funding services provided by the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) as distance education through Wahsa Distance Education Centre, and attendance at area high schools such as Pelican Fall First Nations High School in Sioux Lookout, Ontario and Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Students attending high school must leave the community and board with families in the communities where they attend high school. Distance education is an alternative for community residents who choose to stay in the community to finish their studies. Interested band members should contact the local Education Counsellor for information and forms.

Post-secondary education is made available to interested community residents by the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) through their Post Secondary Program. Students leave the community to attend the post-secondary institution of their choice. Band members interested in obtaining post-secondary education should contact NNEC for assistance, or the local Education Counsellor for information and forms.

A Handbook for New Teachers in Mishkeegogamang

Missabay Community School

The current school was built in 2000. It features 10 classrooms, science facilities, a library resource centre, a multipurpose area, a gymnasium, and areas for staff, administration, and health services. Outdoor facilities include kindergarten and elementary playground areas, soccer and multipurpose playing fields, baseball diamonds, and a volleyball court.

The school population is approximately 160 students from Grades Junior Kindergarten to 8. Its maximum capacity is approximately 250 students.

In addition to the school curriculum, the school offers Special Education, Native Language, Cultural Education, and a Breakfast & Lunch Program to its students.

The school closes for a ten day period every fall for Traditional Break when the hunting season begins. This closure of the school is approved by the Chief and Council.


Missabay Community School
General Delivery
Mishkeegogamang, Ontario
P0V 2H0
Phone: 807-928-2299 Fax: 807-928-2494
Phone: 807-928-2284
Email: missabayschool@live.ca

Education Counsellor

Phone: 807-928-2242
Fax: 807-928-2494


Phone: 807-928-2740
Fax: 807-928-2363

Financial Awards

Mishkeegogamang Band Council recognizes educational achievements with financial awards to band members who have been successful at completing their education and were granted a certificate, diploma, or degree from any of the following educational institutions:


  • Elementary school
  • Intermediate or middle school
  • Secondary school
  • Post-secondary institution
  • Trades school
  • Other educational institutions


  • Grade 8 $150.00
  • Grade 12 $250.00
  • College $300.00
  • University $350.00
  • Trades/Training $200.00

To be eligible, graduates must submit a copy of their certificate, diploma or degree to the Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation Band Office to the attention of the Band Councillor holding the Education Portfolio,

Mishkeegogamang First Nation
1 First Nation Street
Mishkeegogamang, Ontario
P0V 2H0
(807) 928-2414.