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Native Studies (BA)

Nipissing First Nation and the Nipissing University promote new perspectives on learning
Musician Claude McKenzie helps develop creative ways of learning with area youth as a joint initiative with Nbisiing Secondary School and the Nipissing University's Community Service-Learning program
Annual Welcome Pow-Wow
Every year Nipissing and its campus partner, Canadore College, host a pow-wow to welcome aboriginal students to campus
Aboriginal Initiatives Office Hosts Events
Students have opportunities to get together and celebrate and learn more about aboriginal heritage with guest speakers and interactive events
Nipissing First Nation collaborates with Nipissing University
Students have a unique opportunity to participate in Community Service-Learning programs with Nbisiing Secondary School
Smudging Ceremony at Open House
Professor Terry Dokis led the ceremony and song for the opening of Enji Giigdoyang Aboriginal Initiatives Office
Events on Campus Aim Higher
The Aboriginal Initiatives Office organizes many events aimed at engaging aboriginal high school students in exploring their post-secondary options
Welcoming Diversity
There are more than 600 self-identified First Nation, Inuit and Metis students enrolled at Nipissing and its campus partner Canadore College

The Medicine Wheel provides a traditional, holistic framework for knowledge, insight and a guide to living life. It is a central template for a native worldview and is also the impetus for the unique courses offered in our Native Studies program. You will receive valuable learning experiences and information that will allow you to create life-enhancing and transformative opportunities for both your career and your life path with courses that examine Native philosophies, spirituality and religions, kinships with the environment, creativity and the arts, concepts of wellness in First Nation communities, Native ethnobotany, and the Ojibway language.

As a student of Native Studies, you will gain a holistic understanding of Native cultural patterns and issues through the examination of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual elements.

Native Studies incorporates many academic discipline. Courses like Native Philosophy and Concepts of Wellness in First Nations Communities, allow you to explore a wide-range of perspectives.

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