The Anishinaabe Initiatives Division provides specialized support services – academic, personal, social and cultural supports for Anishinaabe students. It is currently governed by an Anishnaabe Peoples’ Council and is composed of 5 staff positions.
The Shingwauk Anishinaabe Student Centre strives to be a home away from home for Aboriginal learners. This space allows Anishinaabe students to create a sense of community and join in activities and cultural events. You can talk with visiting elders, meet other students, use the computer lab or printer or have a cup of coffee or tea. The Anishinaabe Initiatives Division, in conjunction with the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students Association (SASA), offers events, ceremonies and feasts throughout the year. Some of the major events include the Annual Elders’ Gathering, the Annual Gathering at the Rapids Powwow, an Elders-in-Residence weekly program, weekly “soup’s on” day, the annual Family Christmas Party and the annual Anishinaabe Grad Dinner and Dance at the end of the academic school year.
A Visiting Elders in Residence Program gives you the opportunity to meet with Elders to share in their insights and wisdom. You will also have access to Anishinaabe support staff, who can help you with funding options, cultural programming and course selection.