Attawapiskat First Nation "People of the parting of the rocks"; is an isolated First Nation located in Kenora district in Northern Ontario, Canada, with an approximate population of 1700, at the mouth of the Attawapiskat river on James Bay. Timmins, the nearest urban center, is located approximately 600 km south. Moosonee is 160 km south of Attawapiskat.

In 2013 The Art For Aid Project raised the need for art supplies at Kattawapiskak Elementary (formerly The JR Nakogee School) in Attawapiskat, Ontario. This was our very first initiative to get art supplies into remote communities.


With a new school to call their own, students benefitted from your generosity on the project's Innaugural fundraising initiative. The art department was about to purchase new craft making materials and a host of other basic art supplies. We are grateful to Vice Principal, Wayne Potts for the update and are looking forward to seeing art from these amazing students!

We are also grateful to all the people who supported this great first effort to get art supplies into remote schools.


Thank you for supporting Canada's First Artists!




A new school! Thanks to Shannen Koostachin for dreaming this school to life. 
(click on the school to learn more about the Kattawapiskat Elementary School)


  • Official tax receipts for monetary donations of $20.00 or more can be made to The Art for Aid Project through I Love First Peoples. Please select "Art for Aid" from the drop down menu to indicate that you wish your donation to be used for Art for Aid.

  • How to donate new or gently used art supplies collection. 

  • How to donate $ for sewing machines for elementary schools.

  • ​Miigwetch. Thank you for your support.

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