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The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives Enji Giigdoyang

Welcome to the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives - Enji Giigdoyang 
​Enji Giigdoyang elders have some fun during Biidaaban year end celebration ​
Volunteers of Biidaaban Community Serivce Learning ​
​Debwendizon Aboriginal Youth Education Gathering ​
​Student enjoys tour of Harris Learning Library during Debwendizon ​
​Students participate in hands-on activity during Debwendizon​
​Enji Giigdoyang Student Lounge​
​Welcome Powwow celebration ​
​Students from Nipissing, Canadore and Community High School Participate in Welcome Powwow​
​Biidaaban Youth Group ​
Wiidooktaadwin Year end conference, students participate in Hand drum teachings and songs ​
​Wiidooktaadwin Mentors lead activities at local high school ​
Biidaaban Mentors learn about Treaties and Wampum agreements​​

Aaniin, Boozhoo, Waciye, Sago, Kwe Kwe, Bonjour!

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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