Nine member Ojibway and Cree First Nations. We provide a variety of advisory services and program delivery to our member First Nations

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Aroland First Nation

Aroland First Nation is located 352 km northeast of Thunder Bay, or 78 km north of Geraldton. In 2007, the community celebrated the official opening of the Johnny Therriault School (JTS) for JK – Grade 9 students. High school students in grades 10-12 attend Geraldton Composite High School in the neighbouring municipal community of Geraldton. Learn more about Aroland by visiting their website.

Constance Lake

Constance Lake First Nation

Constance Lake is located on the scenic shores of Constance Lake near Hearst, Ontario and is readily accessible by way of Highway 11. Preschoolers attend Little Lambs Daycare. Elementary students attend Mamawmatawa Holistic Education Centre and the high school students attend Mamawmatawa Holistic Education Centre or Josie Bluff Memorial Christian School.


Ginoogaming First Nation

Ginoogaming First Nation (formerly the Long Lake 77 First Nation) is a small, road accessible Anishnawbe (Ojibway) First Nation located in Northern Ontario, located approximately 40 km east of Geraldton, Ontario, Canada, on the northern shore of Long Lake, immediately south of Long Lake 58 First Nation and the community of Longlac, Ontario. The community has an Aboriginal Head Start program.


Eabametoong First Nation

The community of Eabametoong First Nation (aka Fort Hope) is a remote access community situated on the north-shore of Eabamet Lake, which is part of the Albany River Drainage basin. Located 360 kilometers north of Thunder Bay, the nearest road/railway town is Armstrong, 155 km southwest. Eabametoong is 362-air km North of Thunder Bay; 347-air km Northeast of Sioux Lookout; & 217-air km northwest of Geraldton. Built in 1967,


Neskantaga First Nation

Neskantaga First Nation is a remote access community located on Attawapiskat Lake, 280 km north of Geraldton, 180km north of Pickle Lake. The First Nation is linked to the rest of Ontario by Lansdowne House Airport and by winter roads or ice road access. The Neskantaga Education Centre, which opened in 1999, is the only education institution in the community. Learn more about Neskantage by visiting their website.

Marten Falls

Marten Falls First Nation

Marten Falls First Nation is a remote access community located on the north side of the Albany River, 400km northeast of Thunder Bay. There is no road access to the community outside of winter roads. The community provides K-8 for students and high school students have to leave the community. Marten Falls First Nation has implemented both a Parent Council and Student Council that work with staff and the Education Director.

Nibinamik First

Nibinamik First Nation

Situated on Nibinamik Lake, Nibinamik First Nation (aka Summer Beaver) is a remote community located 350 air km north of Nakina and 185 air km northwest of Pickle Lake. It is a small Oji-Cree First Nation, located on the Summer Beaver Settlement that is connected to the rest of the province by air and a winter/ice road that leads to the Northern Ontario Resource Trail. The local education facility, Nibinamik Education Centre


Webequie First Nation

Webequie is located on the northern peninsula of Eastwood Island on the Winisk Lake, 540 kilometers north of the city of Thunder Bay, or 450 kilometers north of the town of Sioux Lookout. Access is only by air or a seasonal winter road. There is no year-round road access. The Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre provides education for students from K-12 and was built in 1994. Learn more about Webequie First Nations by visiting their website.

long lake

Long Lake #58 First Nation

Long Lake #58 First Nation is situated along Highway 11 along the northeast shore of Long Lake and adjacent to the town of Longlac. Nestled between lakes and dense forests, Long Lake is a place of breathtaking beauty. The community has an Early Learning Centre, elementary school, high school and adult learning centre and provides education from K-12. Matawa administers the Student Nutrition Program.