Keewatinase, Department of Indigenous Education


Keewatinase offers students with Indigenous ancestry unique opportunities to become a teacher in a supportive environment. We offer programs for students interested in teaching primary/junior grades, intermediate/senior grades, or Native Language as a Second Language in primary and senior grades in Ontario.

Our programs combine in-class learning with experiential community-based learning opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills to teach Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Keewatinase works closely with each student on their educational journey to become a professional teacher certified by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty

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Paul

Cormier

Associate Professor

Campus: Thunder Bay

Office Location: BL 1021 B

Phone Number: (807) 343-8010 ext. 8897

Email: kiechair.educ@lakeheadu.ca

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Leisa

Desmoulins

Associate Professor

Campus: Orillia

Office Location: OH 1001G

Phone Number: (705) 330-4010 ext. 2628

Email: ldesmoul@lakeheadu.ca

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Tyler Armstrong

Tyler

Armstrong

Indigenous Language Instructor’s Program Coordinator (Interim)

Campus: Thunder Bay

Office Location: BL 1019 B

Phone Number: (807) 343-8110 ext. 8007

Email: indigenous.co.educ@lakeheadu.ca

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Staff

Maeghan Chasse

Maeghan

Chasse

Administrative Assistant, Indigenous Language Instructor’s Program

Campus: Thunder Bay

Office Location: BL 1019 A

Phone Number: (807) 343-8110 ext. 8542

Email: ilip@lakeheadu.ca

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Brandi Shorthouse

Brandi

Shorthouse

Administrative Assistant to the Chair of Aboriginal Education

Campus: Thunder Bay

Office Location: BL 1121A

Phone Number: (807) 343-8010 ext. 7196

Email: aboriginal.education@lakeheadu.ca

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Get in touch:

Administrative Assistant
Keewatinase, Department of Indigenous Education
Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
Email: kie.education@lakeheadu.ca
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext. 7196