Indigenous Language Instructor's Program

The Indigenous Language Instructor’s Program is designed to provide persons with a recognized* means of teaching their native language in their communities. Courses are also available for students who desire to become fluent in a particular language.

The only program in Ontario with a mandate from the Ontario College of Teachers to provide teacher certification in Algonquian languages, Lakehead’s NLIP is dedicated to increasing the number of Native language teachers. Our students not only have the unique opportunity to gain the credentials to teach their language but also the means to emerge as leaders devoted to the survival of Native language and culture.

As a student, you will learn Native language structure, pedagogical principles, and teaching techniques in an environment that respects, encompasses, and promotes traditional teaching practices and beliefs.

You will also gain knowledge of the traditional teachings and values inherent in Indigenous culture. Outside of your courses, you are welcome to participate in any of the cultural activities that take place in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area for the month of July which include:

  • Monday Night Potlucks
  • Wednesday Arts and Crafts Night
  • Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
  • Sunrise Ceremonies
  • Pow-Wow
  • Sweet Grass Ceremonies
  • …and more
*in accordance with the Ministry of Education
 

Transfer Options

It’s easy to transfer to Lakehead. Our pathway and general transfer policies are designed to help you maximize your credits from your current or previous studies at either college or university – or even both. 

There are a number of ways to transfer to Lakehead. Let us help you achieve your degree completion goals. For more information regarding specific admission requirements from college or university, check out the “Admissions Requirement” tab above and select your most recent level of study.

Program Specific Requirements






More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Arts (Includes, but is not limited to: HBMus, HBFA, Palliative Care, Dementia Studies, NLIP)
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$5,984.51
$0.00
$1,207.63
$7,192.14
$3,596.07
$3,596.07
$1,196.90
$1,316.23
$598.45
$658.12
2
$5,955.86
$0.00
$1,187.63
$7,143.49
$3,571.75
$3,571.74
$1,191.17
$1,310.50
$595.59
$655.25
3
$5,915.30
$0.00
$1,187.63
$7,102.93
$3,551.47
$3,551.46
$1,183.06
$1,302.39
$591.53
$651.20
4
$5,398.29
$0.00
$1,187.63
$6,585.92
$3,292.96
$3,292.96
$1,079.66
$1,198.99
$539.83
$599.49
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$25,000.00
$0.00
$1,207.63
$26,207.63
$13,103.82
$13,103.81
$5,000.00
$5,119.33
$2,500.00
$2,559.67
2-4
$25,000.00
$0.00
$1,187.63
$26,187.63
$13,093.82
$13,093.81
$5,000.00
$5,119.33
$2,500.00
$2,559.67
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP