The Importance of Self-Declaration

Be Recognized


Lakehead University is dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and graduating Aboriginal learners. If you are First Nation, Non-Status, Métis, or Inuit, there are many support services that can help enhance your success as a student and make your life on campus a positive experience. You can access these support services by voluntarily declaring your Aboriginal status as follows:
  • When you first apply to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), it is important that you declare your Aboriginal status
  • Once you are accepted to Lakehead University and have registered for classes online, complete the Voluntary Canadian Aboriginal Self-Declaration
  • Join the Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services (ACSS) email list to get connected to Lakehead University and the Aboriginal communities; by doing so, you will:
    • Be alerted to events, academic workshops, scholarships and awards, Elder visits, powwows, community gatherings, and recreational and cultural activities
    • Benefit from enhanced academic support
Aboriginal students who have self-declared on the Voluntary Canadian Aboriginal Self Declaration that would like to belong to the ACSS E-mail list please contact Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services to be added to the list by email at