Education Administrator
Judy Nadjiwan

Post Secondary Coordinator
Jennifer Linklater

Secondary Student Services Coordinator
Connie Salkey

Executive Assistant
Nuala Robinson

Student Navigator
Travis Jones

Kikendaasogamig Elementary School Principal
Bill Tichenoff – Principal

Language Nest Coordinator
Polly Keeshig-Tobias

Education Custodian
Shane Nadjiwon

Bus Contractor
Carolynn Wright
– Elementary Routes 1 & 2
– Secondary routes 3 & 4

Mailing Address
Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Board of Education
6 Harbour Road
Neyaashiinigmiing, ON
N0H 2T0

Tel: 519-534-0882
Fax: 519-534-5138

Regular Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

COVID-19 Safety Measures are still in effect. Please review the protocols below:

  • Staff are available to assist the public by telephone or email. In-person meetings are by appointment ONLY. If you must visit the office, please call ahead to advise the staff.
  • Face masks must be worn when entering the building (if you do not have a face mask, please ask our staff and one will be provided). A hand sanitizing station is available at the front entrance and must be used when entering and departing from the building.
  • Please keep a safe physical distance of 2 meters (6 feet) from one another.
  • Any persons wishing to enter the Board of Education office, are encourage to use this screening tool prior to entering the building to ensure it is safe for themselves and staff. Nawash Self Screening Checklist


Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster a nurturing and supportive learning environment that inspires dedication to lifelong learning, Anishinaabemowin and the values of mino bimaadiziwin.

Vision Statement

Building Anishinabek Success…Voices For Today and Tomorrow.

Values: 7 Grandfather Teachings

  1. Giiyaakwaadziwin – Honesty.
  2. Dbaandendizwin – Humility.
  3. Mshkode’ewin – Bravery.
  4. Nbwaakaawin – Wisdom.
  5. Minwaadendamowin – Respect.
  6. Debwewin – Truth.
  7. Zaagidwin – Love.


The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Board of Education (CNUFNBOE) was formed in December 1993 when Chief and Council transferred educational governance and administration of education programs and services to an elected board of Trustees. The original decision was ratified by a council resolution and is periodically confirmed by a Terms of Reference between council and the board. CNUFNBOE programs and services include:
  1. Elementary (Kikendaasogamig Elementary School)
  2. Secondary (Secondary Student Support Services)
  3. Post Secondary (Nawash Post Secondary Assistance Program)
  4. Child Care Centre (Nshiime Child and Family Centre)
  5. Language Nest Program
  6. Nawash Education Diversity Assistance Program

Board of Education
Elected Board of Trustees for the 2023 - 2025 Term





  • Post Secondary – Rebecca Chegahno
  • Nshiime Child and Family Care Centre – Chanice Johnston
  • Secondary – Anthony Pedoniquotte
  • Elementary – Amy Nadjiwon-Tobey
  • Elementary Alternate – Anthony Pedoniquotte
  • NEDAP – Harmony Johnston


Board of Education Meetings

Board meetings are held on a monthly basis, or more often as needed. Special Board Meetings are held as needed. Attendees are encouraged to attend Board meetings virtually in order to practice safe physical distancing.

Band Member Requests

Band member requests are encouraged. Please inform our office if you have a Band Member Request by submitting your written request one-week prior to a scheduled Board Meeting.

Upcoming Events:


Call for Applications for the Nawash Education Diversity Assistance Program (NEDAP) is as follows: March 15-April 15; July 15-August 15; and November 15-December 15.

Note: Application submissions will be accepted at 12:00 AM on the first day of an application period, until 11:59 PM on the last day of that application period.


The Call for Applications for the Nawash Post Secondary Assistance Program is as follows:

  1. Fall-Winter: May 1st
  2. Spring-Summer: March 1st

Employment Opportunities within the Board of Education 

  • Ojibway Language Teacher - Opened until filled

To view the full job description of the jobs above follow this link: Employment Opportunities


Video Links for ELC: Anishinaabemwin Board Books Series
Bimikawaanan (Animal tracks)
Green cover (YouTube video)
Yellow cover (YouTube video)
Blue cover (YouTube video)

Mitigoog miinwaa ezaakiigan (Trees and plants)
Blue cover (YouTube video)
Green cover (YouTube video)

Nawash Post-Secondary Assistance Program

NPSAP Article 5 - rev 2024

NPSAP-application -FILLABLE

A Field Guide to Neyaashiinigmiing and the Saugeen Peninsula is available for pick-up from the Board of Education office. One per household. Please call ahead.