Niijii Indigenous Mentorship

Lakehead University's Aboriginal Mentorship Program, (AMP), currently delivers educational programming and a hands-on experience to thousands of Indigenous youth throughout Northwestern Ontario. The program frequently visits regional school classrooms to conduct a multitude of activities, experiments, and motivational challenges. AMP matches experienced university students (at the undergrad, graduate and post-graduate levels) with Aboriginal high school students from all across the Thunder Bay region to create a positive connection that both inspires and assists the high school student in thinking about post-secondary through learning about science and cultural based activities.


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What is AMP?

The Aboriginal Mentorship Program, (AMP), connects young Indigenous elementary and high school students in Northwestern Ontario with Lakehead University student mentors to foster a passion for life-long learning. The program works diligently to show these youth that they have a place in post-secondary education by showing them evidence and relevance of Indigenous content in often Eurocentric subjects such as history, science, language, technology, and engineering. Our investment in Indigenous youth is built on trustful partnerships to inspire and facilitate educational opportunities, employment options, and the building of capacity and sustainability within our northern communities. The ultimate mission of the Aboriginal Mentorship Program is to demonstrate to every high school student that post-secondary is attainable, and that there are many different pathways to get there.


 March 20, 2020 UPDATE:

Due to recent events and school closures due to CO-VID19, The Aboriginal Mentorship Program will be operating online and working remotely until further notice and conducting online classes through Google Classroom during this time of social distancing.

Any high school "AMP" students, or teachers wishing to get ahold of us can contact:

Lisa Harris, AMP Coordinator,


T: (807) 627-4106


Chelsey Commisso, AMP Intern,


T: (807) 621-3065


Jessica Allingham, AMP Outreach P/T,


T: (807) 633-8442