Mission Statement

The Department of Indigenous Learning is committed to providing both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students with fundamental understanding of Aboriginal history, culture and values. It subscribes to the concept that a well-rounded educational experience is acquired through a combination of traditional academic disciplines and culturally relevant/sensitive activities. The Department of Indigenous Learning encourages students to consider both the interdisciplinary opportunities offered by Lakehead University as well as the knowledge shared by the Aboriginal community as the optimum means of furthering their understanding of Aboriginal Peoples and the community of Aboriginal Peoples.

The goal of the Department is to help to provide for an increasing awareness/appreciation of the life experience of Aboriginal Peoples with a view to creating an environment of understanding and trust amongst all Peoples.