Wiidooktaadwin Indigenous Mentorship Initiatives (WIMI)

A mentorship program for Indigenous youth ages 13-17 led by university students. 

Wiidooktaadwin is an Anishnaabe word that means “helping one another." Wiidooktaadwin connects Indigenous university students with Indigenous youth in local secondary schools. During the fall Indigenous university students, elders and Indigenous knowledge holders visit schools leading sessions that include Indigenous teachings and activities that emphasize working together and the importance of sharing our gifts.

Schools participating include: Nbisiing Secondary School, Chippewa Secondary School, Northern Secondary School, Scollard Hall Secondary School, West Ferris Secondary School, and Widdifield Secondary School.

Your school will be advertising the program, so please watch for posters!

For more information, please contact:

Indigenous Recruitment/Wiidooktaadwin Mentorship Program Officer
705-474-3450 ext. 4586

Aasgaabwitaadwin Indigenous Youth Leadership Conferences

Youth from local secondary schools visit Nipissing University for a day of cultural learning.

Aasgaabwitaadwin is an Anishnaabemwin word meaning "we are standing in support of one another." Aasgaabwitaadwin is Nipissing University’s Indigenous Youth Leadership Conference. It is hosted on campus in the fall and winter each year. Youth from local secondary schools, Elders, university student mentors, and special guests gather for a day of cultural teachings and leadership activities. Aasgaabwitaadwin will be taking place:

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Contact christb@nipissingu.ca for more information.

Gerry, 4th-year student, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Hometown: Moose Factory, ON