Indigenous Student Services

Enji giigdoyang, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, strives to be a home away from home for Indigenous students, building a sense of community and belonging on campus. You can connect with other students on campus in the Enji giigdoyang student lounge – and online in the virtual Enji giigdoyang student lounge – join in activities or attend cultural events and workshops.

The following are some of the services you will find at Nipissing and Enji giigdoyang, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

View all services provided at the Office of Indigenous Initiatives’.

Social and Cultural Events

Enji giigdoyang organizes social, cultural and educational activities and workshops throughout the year. Past events have included:

  • ceremonies,
  • film screenings,
  • singing groups,
  • land-based teachings,
  • monthly luncheons and
  • speakers ranging from authors to political leaders, artists and scholars.

Indigenous Student Success Coordinator

The Student Success Coordinator holistically supports new and returning Indigenous students in a number of ways:

  • recognizing your strengths,
  • identifying your needs and
  • seeking the supports you need to ensure your academic success at Nipissing.

The Coordinator can help you with your application to university and your transition to university life. Be sure to reach out for help if you need it.

Indigenous Mentorship Initiatives

Enji giigdoyang offers 3 programs that connect Indigenous students at Nipissing with one another, youth and local communities:

Biidaaban Community Service-Learning Program

The Biidaaban Community Service-Learning Program gives you the chance to volunteer in not-for-profit organizations and other community settings on various projects or activities. You could volunteer to provide academic support to Indigenous youth at local elementary or high schools, or to support events in the community or at local organizations.

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