Summer Indigenous Institute

An Opportunity for Indigenous Students Studying in the North

Program overview

The Summer Indigenous Institute is a month-long program for Indigenous students entering university. Launched in July, 2019, the program offers Indigenous students an academic transition to their undergraduate studies. The program is open to students who have been accepted to Nipissing University, Algoma University, Lakehead University, and Laurentian University.

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The program allows Indigenous students an advanced look at university life while also giving them a head start on their credits. The course is taught by Indigenous faculty, and students have access to upper-year student mentors. Enji giigdoyang, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives also offers academic and holistic support while students are in the program.

The program runs for two weeks with orientation on August 5, 2022 and classes from August 8 to August 19 2022.  The programs offers one .5 introductory course for credit through remote learning.  Students will take the course On the land and from the land. The Summer Indigenous Institute focuses on learning skills necessary for undergraduate success, while also emphasizing cultural learning.


Program Dates: August 8 to August 19, 2022

Application Deadline: August 1, 2022

All completed applications (including supplemental requirements) must be sent to The Office of Indigenous Initiatives via email to  or by fax at (705) 472-8601.

2022 Summer Indigenous Institute Application

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For more information contact:

Program Coordinator: Carly Renaud

Phone: 705.474.3450 Ext. 4441