INDIGENOUS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY

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LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY

Students looking out over the city

General statistics

Students who identify as Indigenous 10% or more

Indigenous languages

Courses offered Cree
Ojibway/Anishinaabemowin/Nishnaabemwin
Other

Mandatory courses

Yes, for all students

Financial support

Bursaries
Scholarships
Awards/prizes
Emergency funds

Financial guidance

Guidance is provided through workshops for OSAP and bursary applications
Web support for live links for scholarships and bursaries making all opportunities available for Indigenous students through the web, and student list serves.
The Associate Registrar, Student Awards & Financial Aid works with the department of Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services to provide workshops specifically for Indigenous students in the Indigenous student lounge. The Associate Registrar also works closely with Aboriginal Initiatives staff to ensure that funding opportunities for Indigenous students are sought and made available to students. The Associate Registrar also meets individually with Indigenous students to ensure that students have all the information and support in completed forms as needed.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies also meets with Indigenous graduate students (prospective and current) to ensure that students are aware of all available funding opportunities and support applications as requested.

Services

On-campus housing/student residences
Academic counselling
General counselling
Peer-to-peer mentoring
Employment/career counselling
Child care
Transportation support
+ Other

Maadaadizi joint post-secondary Aboriginal Student Orientation held at Marina Park in September each year and Odamowin Language and Culture Camp for children of students enrolled in the ILTD summer program (a summer camp offered during the month of July to help with child care for students attending the ILTD program from communities outside of Thunder Bay)

Activities

Social or cultural events
Gathering space
Elder engagement
+ Other

Designated Smudging Areas Lakehead University permits the on-campus use of burning any or all of the four sacred medicines in connection with Indigenous spiritual practices for personal use or at cultural and educational events, meetings and relevant classroom presentations. Designated smudging areas exist throughout campus where advance notice is not required. Financial Services Assistance with applications for bursaries, sponsorship, and OSAP Assistance with scholarships and awards applications Gitigaan The Lakehead University garden called Gitigaan in Ojibwe is a gathering space for people to share and learn about the significance of traditional medicines and to create an awareness of traditional knowledge. It promotes Indigenous presence and community involvement on campus. The garden's development, in the fashion of a medicine wheel, demonstrates a balanced approach to planting and growing traditional plants and is also a space for individual reflection and quiet meditation. Monthly sweat lodge ceremonies are conducted by a local Elder at the Lakehead University Sweat Lodge Site. Each year the entire community is invited to experience Indigenous culture at the annual Fall Harvest. Elders share tipi, sweat lodge and traditional medicine teachings, traditional food harvesting and preparation, technologies and much more. Participants can also sample a number of traditional foods.

Programs for Indigenous students

Language courses

Undergraduate On Campus Off Campus In Community Online
Cree 1010 - Cree Checkmark
Cree 1012 - Cree Checkmark
ALGO 1212 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree Checkmark
ALGO 1232 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
ALGO 2213 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
ALGO 2233 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Indigenous Languages Certificate Indigenous Languages Certificate Checkmark
Indigenous Languages Teacher Diploma Program Indigenous Languages Teacher  Diploma Program Checkmark
Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
OJIB 1014 - Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 2001 - Intermediate Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 3001 - Advanced Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 1013 - OjiCree
Cree 1010 - Cree Checkmark
Cree 1012 - Cree Checkmark
ALGO 1212 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree Checkmark
ALGO 1232 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
ALGO 2213 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
ALGO 2233 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Indigenous Languages Certificate Indigenous Languages Certificate Checkmark
Indigenous Languages Teacher Diploma Program Indigenous Languages Teacher  Diploma Program Checkmark
Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
OJIB 1014 - Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 2001 - Intermediate Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 3001 - Advanced Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 1013 - OjiCree
Cree 1010 - Cree Checkmark
Cree 1012 - Cree Checkmark
ALGO 1212 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree Checkmark
ALGO 1232 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
ALGO 2213 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
ALGO 2233 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Indigenous Languages Certificate Indigenous Languages Certificate Checkmark
Indigenous Languages Teacher Diploma Program Indigenous Languages Teacher  Diploma Program Checkmark
Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
OJIB 1014 - Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 2001 - Intermediate Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 3001 - Advanced Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 1013 - OjiCree
Cree 1010 - Cree Checkmark
Cree 1012 - Cree Checkmark
ALGO 1212 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree Checkmark
ALGO 1232 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
ALGO 2213 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
ALGO 2233 - Ojibwe/OjiCree/Cree
BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Indigenous Languages Certificate Indigenous Languages Certificate Checkmark
Indigenous Languages Teacher Diploma Program Indigenous Languages Teacher  Diploma Program Checkmark
Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
OJIB 1014 - Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 2001 - Intermediate Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 3001 - Advanced Ojibwe Checkmark
OJIB 1013 - OjiCree

Academic programs

Undergraduate On Campus Off Campus In Community Online
BA Indigenous Learning Major BA Indigenous Learning Major Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
CERTIFICATE IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING CERTIFICATE IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
Honour BA (Indigenous Learning Major) Transfer Program Honour BA (Indigenous Learning Major) Transfer Program Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND PHILOSOPHY MAJORS) HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND PHILOSOPHY MAJORS) Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND WOMEN'S STUDIES MAJORS) HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND WOMEN Checkmark Checkmark
Honours BA Indigenous Learning Major Honours BA Indigenous Learning Major Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Honours Bachelor of Education (Indigenous) Honours Bachelor of Education (Indigenous) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK WITH CONCENTRATION IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING HONOURS BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK WITH CONCENTRATION IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
MINOR PROGRAM IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING MINOR PROGRAM IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
BA Indigenous Learning Major BA Indigenous Learning Major Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
CERTIFICATE IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING CERTIFICATE IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
Honour BA (Indigenous Learning Major) Transfer Program Honour BA (Indigenous Learning Major) Transfer Program Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND PHILOSOPHY MAJORS) HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND PHILOSOPHY MAJORS) Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND WOMEN'S STUDIES MAJORS) HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND WOMEN Checkmark Checkmark
Honours BA Indigenous Learning Major Honours BA Indigenous Learning Major Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Honours Bachelor of Education (Indigenous) Honours Bachelor of Education (Indigenous) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK WITH CONCENTRATION IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING HONOURS BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK WITH CONCENTRATION IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
MINOR PROGRAM IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING MINOR PROGRAM IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
BA Indigenous Learning Major BA Indigenous Learning Major Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
CERTIFICATE IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING CERTIFICATE IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
Honour BA (Indigenous Learning Major) Transfer Program Honour BA (Indigenous Learning Major) Transfer Program Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND PHILOSOPHY MAJORS) HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND PHILOSOPHY MAJORS) Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND WOMEN'S STUDIES MAJORS) HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND WOMEN Checkmark Checkmark
Honours BA Indigenous Learning Major Honours BA Indigenous Learning Major Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Honours Bachelor of Education (Indigenous) Honours Bachelor of Education (Indigenous) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK WITH CONCENTRATION IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING HONOURS BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK WITH CONCENTRATION IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
MINOR PROGRAM IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING MINOR PROGRAM IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
BA Indigenous Learning Major BA Indigenous Learning Major Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S BA/BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) I/S Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
CERTIFICATE IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING CERTIFICATE IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
Honour BA (Indigenous Learning Major) Transfer Program Honour BA (Indigenous Learning Major) Transfer Program Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND PHILOSOPHY MAJORS) HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND PHILOSOPHY MAJORS) Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND WOMEN'S STUDIES MAJORS) HONOURS BA (INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND WOMEN Checkmark Checkmark
Honours BA Indigenous Learning Major Honours BA Indigenous Learning Major Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Honours Bachelor of Education (Indigenous) Honours Bachelor of Education (Indigenous) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
HONOURS BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK WITH CONCENTRATION IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING HONOURS BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK WITH CONCENTRATION IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
MINOR PROGRAM IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING MINOR PROGRAM IN INDIGENOUS LEARNING Checkmark Checkmark
Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Specialization as a Teacher of Indigenous Learners Certificate Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Graduate On Campus Off Campus In Community Online
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Land-Based Cohort is taking the calendared course MEd Education for Change with Specialization in Indigenous Education. Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
MA in Social Justice Studies MA in Social Justice Studies Checkmark Checkmark
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATION FOR CHANGE (COURSE ROUTE) - Specialization in Indigenous Education (IE) MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATION FOR CHANGE (COURSE ROUTE) - Specialization in Indigenous Education (IE) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Land-Based Cohort is taking the calendared course MEd Education for Change with Specialization in Indigenous Education. Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
MA in Social Justice Studies MA in Social Justice Studies Checkmark Checkmark
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATION FOR CHANGE (COURSE ROUTE) - Specialization in Indigenous Education (IE) MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATION FOR CHANGE (COURSE ROUTE) - Specialization in Indigenous Education (IE) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Land-Based Cohort is taking the calendared course MEd Education for Change with Specialization in Indigenous Education. Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
MA in Social Justice Studies MA in Social Justice Studies Checkmark Checkmark
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATION FOR CHANGE (COURSE ROUTE) - Specialization in Indigenous Education (IE) MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATION FOR CHANGE (COURSE ROUTE) - Specialization in Indigenous Education (IE) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Land-Based Cohort is taking the calendared course MEd Education for Change with Specialization in Indigenous Education. Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
MA in Social Justice Studies MA in Social Justice Studies Checkmark Checkmark
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATION FOR CHANGE (COURSE ROUTE) - Specialization in Indigenous Education (IE) MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATION FOR CHANGE (COURSE ROUTE) - Specialization in Indigenous Education (IE) Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
No level specified On Campus Off Campus In Community Online
Faculty of Law - three mandates in the curriculum, one of which is Aboriginal and Indigenous Law Faculty of Law - three mandates in the curriculum, one of which is Aboriginal and Indigenous Law Checkmark
Faculty of Law - three mandates in the curriculum, one of which is Aboriginal and Indigenous Law Faculty of Law - three mandates in the curriculum, one of which is Aboriginal and Indigenous Law Checkmark
Faculty of Law - three mandates in the curriculum, one of which is Aboriginal and Indigenous Law Faculty of Law - three mandates in the curriculum, one of which is Aboriginal and Indigenous Law Checkmark
Faculty of Law - three mandates in the curriculum, one of which is Aboriginal and Indigenous Law Faculty of Law - three mandates in the curriculum, one of which is Aboriginal and Indigenous Law Checkmark

Indigenous Studies programs offered at this university

Language of instruction
English
Co-op available
No
Distance Education
No
Level
Bachelor's/First professional degree
Program website
Faculty of Education
Area of Study
  • Aboriginal studies
  • Secondary education and teaching
  • English language and literature, general
  • Mathematics, general
  • Psychology, general
  • Anthropology, general
  • Geography
  • Music, general
  • History, general
  • French language and literature, general