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Wiidooktaadwin Aboriginal Mentorship Initiatives 

Aaniin, Waciye, Boozhoo, Welcome!

Nipissing University’s Wiidooktaadwin Aboriginal Mentorship Initiatives (WAMI) centers on Wiidooktaadwin (pronounced: wee-doke-tahd-win), an Anishnaabe word, which means: “helping one another.”

WAMI connects upper year Aboriginal Nipissing University Students with Aboriginal secondary school students, and creates a network in which all participants can build relationships with one another. WAMI provides cultural support for all participants, promotes the development of leadership and life skills, and facilitates the notion of working together. WAMI creates paths for Aboriginal secondary students to attend Nipissing University, and promotes post-secondary education.

University Student Mentors lead sessions in schools one day per week for seven weeks in the fall semester. These sessions consist of small, cultural based projects and leadership activities that the mentors and students can work on together. In the winter semester, mentors, Elders, and other special guests will visit schools each month to reconnect and share a meal.

Schools participating include: Nbisiing Secondary School, Chippewa Secondary School, Northern Secondary School, Scollard Hall Secondary School, West Ferris Secondary School, and Widdifield Secondary School.


Contact Mair Greenfield, mairg@nipissingu.ca

2016-17 WAMI Project Guide_Reduced.pdf2016-17 WAMI Project Guide_Reduced.pdf


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