The education department of Mushkegowuk Council is an active, contributing and supporting participant in the aspirations and development of community’s quest for self-determination and self-government. We embrace and foster the concept of “sharing the responsibility” with local parents, teachers, administrators, community members, and leadership.
The Omushkego Education Board of Directors meet quarterly but have been meeting monthly since April 2020, one month after the World Health Organization declared a the spread of COVID-19 a world-wide pandemic.
The Board is Comprised of Education Directors from:
The objective of the post school program is to sponsor and support Bill C-31 and Bill C-3 students of Fort Albany and Kashechewan who have been accepted into a program of studies at a college or university. Financial assistance provided is subject to approval by the Omushkego Education Post-Secondary Counsellor and the availability of funds through Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
In partnership with Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, students from the First Nations of Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, and Moose Cree can earn their Bachelor of Education degrees without having to leave home or their employment. The first cohort commenced May 2021 with a completion date of July 2023, the second cohort began May 2022 with a completion date of July 2024.
Mission: Student engagement and success through traditional education, values, language, and strategies.
Vision: Within a welcoming and nurturing learning environment students grow and thrive in their ability and desire to take ownership of their learning. They are engaged in their discoveries, and eager to come to school to pursue an education wholistically, where language and culture form the core of the curriculum.