Indigenous Learning

The Indigenous Learning Program attracts a wide cross section of students, many of whom come to Lakehead University specifically for the Indigenous Learning Program.

Interested in Indigenous Learning?

Students interested in Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University will learn

  • to survey construction
  • to analyse census data
  • archival research
  • to examine government records

What is Indigenous Learning?

Indigenous Learning is the study of Indigenous history, culture and values and strives to increase awareness/appreciation of the life experience of Indigenous Peoples with a view to creating an environment of understanding and trust amongst all Peoples.

Words of Wisdom

first, for our students;
"Don't let your studies interfere with your education",
- Unknown,

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't",
- Anatole France,

and profs, always keep in mind;
"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater",
- Gail Godwin.



For help with: course selection; degree questions; program requirements; any general question about the program, undergraduates can reach the Chair of Indigenous Learning, Dr. Kristin Burnett, at

For other support available to students on campus (for example, writing centre, counselling, and many more),
please click here or contact the Administrative Assistant of Indigenous Learning at ​