Contact North | Contact Nord creates new Mushkegowuk territory
to reflect the Indigenous communities served
Moosonee and Moose Factory online learning centres
join the Mushkegowuk territory
THUNDER BAY, ON – Contact North | Contact Nord’s creation of the Mushkegowuk territory in
Northern Ontario is an official acknowledgment of the wider Indigenous territory its local
online learning centres serve.
Both the Moose Factory and Moosonee online learning centres, which provide students with a
variety of free services, including information about available online programs and courses,
assistance with registration, and information on financial help, join the new Mushkegowuk
territory. Both online learning centres continue to operate as stand-alone locations supporting
their communities within the new territory.
Contact North | Contact Nord Online Learning Recruitment Officer Adam Enosse said the
name change is an important reflection of the Mushkegowuk name itself.
“The word Mushkegowuk is the Indigenous name for our territory, and the name change
better reflects all the Mushkegowuk communities our online learning centres serve,” Enosse
“The Mushkegowuk territory covers a large region of Ontario, including the First Nations of
Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Moose Cree, Misaanabie Cree, Chapleau Cree and
Tayka Tagamou. Creating this new territory better represents our entire community and the
people we aim to reach through the local media, social media platforms and community
The new territory reflects the geographic territory represented by Mushkegowuk Council,
which provides advisory services and program delivery to eight member nations. Thousands
of community members are also connected through the council’s Facebook page.