Anishinaabe Kendaasiwin Institute (AKI)

AKI is an Indigenous-governed research institute with a mandate to support mino-bimaadiziwin (the good life) amongst Anishinaabe peoples, nations and territories through research situated in Anishinaabe Kendaasiwin and good relationships.

Overall, the Institute (AKI) seeks to:

  • Privilege Anishinaabe ways of knowing and being in research;
  • Advance research excellence defined by Anishinaabe peoples and principles; 
  • Expand and support Indigenous governed and driven research; 
  • Support mino-bimaadiziwin, self-determination and decision-making amongst Anishinaabe peoples, nations, and territories through relevant research and other activities; and
  • Support community building and mobilization between Indigenous peoples.

AKI received Senate approval in 2021 and was birthed through ceremony on May 30, 2022.

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Website: TBA

Contact: Dr. Lana Ray, Director

807-343-8010 ext.7130 AKI Director 
807-343-8010 ext.7131 AKI Admin