Tragically, on May 13th at approximately 10:30 pm a fire was reported at the Rev. Eleazar Winter Memorial School in Wapekeka. Two buildings, the school and a newly constructed Portable Classroom were completely destroyed. This was a tremendous loss for the children, and community, with only a month of school remaining. Efforts are now underway by First Nation Leadership and First Nation Education Administration, with assistance from Shibogama First Nation Council to create an Operational Plan for the restoration of the Education System in the immediate and longer-term.