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Welcome to Matawa Education

The Matawa Education Department provides quality, accessible, community based educational support services for eight Matawa First Nation schools: Aroland, Eabametoong, Nibinamik, Long Lake #58, Ginoogaming, Neskantaga, Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations.   In addition, our department has a strong focus on adult education and skills training.

With the support of our leaders, elders, parents, educators and youth, we identify and foster the skills and resources our students need for future success in life.  Not only to achieve academic success, but also to gain cultural appreciation, and promote self-confidence and creativity.  We do this in order to preserve and enhance our quality of life and to ensure that Matawa First Nations are prosperous and healthy communities in which to live, work and raise a family.

News & Information

21st Annual Career Fair

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  • February 19, 2016
Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre, in cooperation with the Webequie Education Authority is organizing a 21st Annual Career Fair on Wednesday, May 25,...

2016 Matawa Education and Rotary Club Bursary

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  • February 9, 2016
The Bursary fund is for Matawa First Nations Community Members attending Elementary, Secondary, Post-secondary, Training, Apprenticeship, or Trades programs.  This year

PASS Program

Pathways to Achieve Student Success (PASS) is an exciting new education initiative involving eight Matawa First Nation schools. With funding provided through Aboriginal Affairs Canada’s First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP) has three primary target areas:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Student success

Post Secondary

The Matawa Post Secondary Program provides assistance to students in the five eligible First Nations of Aroland, Ginoogaming, Long Lake#58, Neskantaga and Webequie.

We provide information and resources on:

  • The Subsidized Post Secondary
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Eligibility Requirements and Application Process
  • and more…

Learning Centre

The Matawa Learning Centre is a private First Nations High School serving the students of the five remote Matawa communities of Neskantaga, Webequie, Marten Falls, Nibinamik and Eabametoong.

We provide assistance to students with:

  • Academic counselling & support
  • Career Guidance
  • Post secondary services & Application processes
  • Specialized Course & Program Selections
  • And more…

Our Voices

Nicole Beauvais, Member of Long Lake #58 First Nation,
2009 Graduate, Doctor of Medicine, Northern Ontario School of MedicineFebruary 6, 2014

"Despite adversity, anything is possible if you put your mind to it and are willing to work for it"

Lewis Yesno, Eabametoong First Nation,
Air Canada PilotFebruary 21, 2014

"My moto is never give up - that includes all aspects of life, education, work, spirituality, what makes a person whole.  Learn as you go, if you have any setbacks, try again."

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