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The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives Enji Giigdoyang

The goal of the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives is to assist you in successfully completing your degree or diploma program at Nipissing University and to have an enriching experience while you are a student here​​

The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives hosts events throughout the year
Students have opportunities to get together and celebrate and learn more about aboriginal heritage with guest speakers and interactive events ​
Come to Nipissing University!
The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives hosts local and regional Aboriginal high school students, to explore their post-secondary options​ at Nipissing University
Collaboration with the First Nation community
A unique partnership with Nbisiing Secondary School enables Nipissing students to participate in Community Service-Learning opportunities
Annual Welcome Pow-Wow
Every year Nipissing and its campus partner, Canadore College, host a pow-wow to welcome all new and returning students to campus​

Aaniin, Boozhoo, Waciye!

The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives (OAI) welcomes you and your family to Nipissing University. In Nipissing dialect, Enji giigdoyang translates roughly to mean “where we come to meet, discuss and talk about things,” which is the culture we hope to foster.


Our goal is to help you successfully complete your degree or diploma program at Nipissing University while enriching your campus experience. We enjoy laughter and warm bannock. We honour each other's life experiences and welcome you to join our family.


We can also show you around the university, help you find resources, and answer questions. We organize many social, cultural and educational events and activities throughout the year, so keep your eyes out for our events and check the events calendar on the website.


Know that our doors are always open in room F215. We look forward to seeing you.


We offer:

Enji Giigdoyang Student Lounge and Sacred Space

Annual Welcome Powwow

Elder in Residence program 

Enji Giigdoyang Speaker Series

Wiidooktaadwin Aboriginal Mentorship Initiatives

Biidaaban Community Service-Learning

Debwendizon: Annual Aboriginal Youth Education Gathering for prospective Aboriginal students

Indigenous Week



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