Niin Sakaan Skills Development Program


Rainbow Agawa

Literacy Tutor



241 Albert Street West (former Etienne Brule Elementary)

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

P6A 1V1


An Aboriginal Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Program


¨ Computer use

¨ Application Assistance

¨ Career Planning

¨ Free services

¨ Education Planning

¨ Income Tax assistance

¨ Cultural learning


Services to all community members


Niin Sakaan Literacy gratefully receives funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities under the Employment Ontario Strategy.  We also receive training and support from the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition.

Niin Sakaan Literacy strives to provide a holistic learning experience that encompasses the spiritual, emotional, physical, mental, and social needs of each individual.


Determine your goals and develop a plan

Tutors will help you develop a training plan to track your progress towards your career or educational path


¨ Academic upgrading

¨ General education Development (GED) preparation testing yearly

¨ Improve your Communication, Numeracy, and Self-Management/Self Direction skills

¨ Improve your employability skills- career choices, software and resources, access to employment related programming

¨ Learn or improve your keyboarding skills; learn Microsoft Word or Excel, Internet and Email

¨ Cultural components to programming




¨ Basic literacy skills level 1 through 5

¨ Basic Computer and keyboarding skills including Internet and email

¨ Employability skills – gain knowledge and skills within a career track such as Construction

¨ General Education Development Preparation with testing offered yearly

¨ Academic upgrading or refreshing prior to returning to school or awaiting a UAAHS seat

¨ Childcare and transportation assistance may be available

¨ A free Student Nutrition Program is available daily which includes breakfast and lunch.


A wholistic learning experience…


Program Hours of Service


Monday through Friday

9:00 am to 4:00pm


Evening program may be available upon request


     Helping you Realize Your Dreams…


New and returning students are encouraged to stop by any time during business hours to enroll, all year long.

All services are free of charge


Our program is available to those 16 years of age or over requiring a flexible and adaptable learning program for each person’s unique learning style.


Learning opportunities happen within the IFC and out in the community of Sault Ste. Marie, Batchewana and Garden River First Nations including


¨ Cultural field trips

¨ Career/Education/Health Fairs

¨ Post Secondary visits


Become Involved…


¨ Education Unit Cultural Committee

¨ Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Training

¨ Volunteer opportunities



“Your Body is the Past...

Your Mind is the Future...

Your Spirit is Forever…


Bring them all together with Native Education!”