Summer Indigenous Institute

The Summer Indigenous Institute is a month-long program for Indigenous students entering university. Launched in July 2019, the institute offers Indigenous students an academic transition to their undergraduate studies.

This culturally-based transition program was created to support students as they learn skills necessary for success at university. The program allows Indigenous students an advanced look at university life while also giving them a head start on their credits. Courses are taught by Indigenous faculty and students have access to upper-year student mentors. Enji giigdoyang, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives also offers academic, personal, and cultural support activities while students are in the program.

The Summer Indigenous Institute runs for four weeks in July and offers two introductory Indigenous Studies courses for credit delivered through remote learning. The Summer Indigenous Institute is supported by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Ontario.

Visiting with Anishnaabe knowledge holder Perry McLeod-Shabogesic

Join us as we visit with Anishnaabe knowledge holder, traditional helper and storyteller, Perry McLeod-Shabogesic, as he shares cultural knowledge through storytelling.

Cree knowledge holder, Brenda Lee, shares her experiences with tanning hides.

Cree knowledge holder, Brenda Lee, shares her experiences with tanning hides.

This series was created in support of the Summer Indigenous Institute organized by Nipissing University in partnership with Algoma University, Lakehead University and Laurentian University.

Eligibility

The program is offered to students who will be entering a degree program at Nipissing University, Algoma University, Lakehead University, and Laurentian University and to students currently completing grade 11 or 12, college, or are mature students who are considering university in the future.

Course Credit

For students entering their first year of university, course credits are transferable to Nipissing University, Algoma University, Lakehead University and Laurentian University. Students who are currently completing secondary school or college or who are mature learners are welcome to take the program as a non-credit option.

Summer Indigenous Institute 2021 dates are to be determined and application details are forthcoming.

Contact

Phone: 705-474-3450 Ext. 4361
Email: Indigenousprograms@nipissingu.ca