Nibinamik First Nation

Nibinamik First Nation

History The community of Nibinamik First Nation, also known as Summer Beaver was established in 1975. As an offshoot of Lansdowne House First Nation, which is now more commonly known as Nibinamik First Nation. By 1976, more people moved to Nibinamik and they Built log homes, and a community hall was used for meetings, feasts, dances and storage facilities for gasoline. They also acquired a variety of undertakings and ventures such as; store, band office and school. Summer Beaver had also attracted certain amount of government attention and a medium for funding, primarily for housing. Population: 461

Administration / Band Office
Health Department
Nursing Station

The local school: Nibinamik Education Centre offers education for students from kindergarten to grade 8 and further high school must be obtained through KHIS also known as Keewaytinook Internet High School which is held at the school. Students also have the opportunity to attend high-school in an urban setting. There are sixty nine (69) students enrolled in the community school. The community does not keep records of post secondary education achieved by its’ members but Northern Nishinawbe Education Council (NNEC) keeps records of the post secondary education since 1995; this data is not readily available by community.

Economic Development Corporation
Community Events
Other Past Times

The people of Nibinamik are intuitive, cunning and live in harmony with the land. Being a remote community the community uses everything within their natural surroundings. Such as hunting, fishing, trapping, and harvesting the gifts of the land are ancient traditional ways that come into everyday life. The community celebrates’ the spirit of the creator through songs, dance and art. The people of Nibinamik are famous for their creative crafts through beadwork, wood cravings, and moccasins making. In addition, the quality of slipper that they produce is truly rare and their gifted craft is in high demand.

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