The first nation's television series Spirit Bay was filmed here in the 1980s. A modern school in Rocky Bay has been named the "Spirit Bay School" after the series.
In June 1994, the Chiefs at the Anishinabek Grand Council on the Rocky Bay First Nation, directed that, the Education Directorate formally establish the Anishinabek Education Institute (AEI) in accordance with the post secondary education model that was submitted and ratified. (Res. 94/13)