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As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
100 College Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
Toll Free (within Ontario): 800.655.5154
The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
Journey of Dibaadan
2015 – March 2017, Nipissing University under the leadership of Student
Counseling Services funded by the Mental Health Innovation Fund, led a two-
year initiative to overall “Strengthen Mental Health Services for Indigenous
Students” at Nipissing University. The project became known as “Dibaadan”.
(Speak from Your Heart- Your Truth – Ojibway Anishnaabemowin)
Phase 1: The Project Facilitator worked
within a consultative framework (medicine wheel) with an Indigenous Advisory
Circle consisting of community leaders in the helping field as well a
Traditional Elder and NU student representatives.
Phase 1 consisted of evaluating
and information gathering of peer reviewed scholarly literature on “Wise
Indigenous Mental Health Practices”. In particular identifying barriers that
exist for Indigenous learners that wish to access mental health services. This
phase of data collection included: Interviewing students, Office of Aboriginal
Iniatives, SCS counseling staff and counselors at the university. Also, hosting
Discussion Circles, a Drum Social and a Traditional Anishnabek Medicine Bag
Workshop for students.
As a way of “giving back” to the
community, Dibaadan hosted a series of Teach In’s facilitated by leaders in the
Anishnabek community open for all of Nipissing University.
Phase 2: The Project Facilitator worked
with the Advisory Circle, Nipissing University students, Office of Aboriginal
Initiatives and Student Counseling Services (SCS) to select recommendations for
immediate implementation. The Project Facilitator assisted SCS in the
appropriate implementation of select recommendations and evaluated the impact
of these changes to service. A focus was on sustainability as the project and
funding would end in March 2017. The project would report Dibaadan wise
practices, Indigenous Evaluative approaches, Values, Accessibility of Services
influenced and student narratives/voices and outline what we did best, possible
future outcomes with the Nipissing University community, community partners,
and the Post Secondary Student Counseling programs across the province.
This September 2016 - March 2017 we will be hosting the
following events based on Indigenous student recommendations:
Title: Welcome Back
New Year’s Hand Drum Social (Light Dinner served)
18th 2017- 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Teaching - “Motivational Speaker for Student Success” (Light Lunch Served)
Facilitator:Sidd Bobb, Nipissing First Nation
20th 2017- 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Title: Sharing Circle
(Pizza will be served)
Facilitator: Elder Carol
2017- 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Teaching - “Ceremony can Help us in Many ways” (Light Lunch Served)
Facilitator: Elder Lorraine
13th 2017 1:00 – 3:00 pm
2nd 2017 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Teaching - “Anishnabek Teachings” (Light Lunch served)
Teacher, Katherine Sarazin
20th 2017 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to attend these events. Please
note we start our events with a smudge ceremony, thanksgiving and have Elders
present. Also, a Student Counselor from SCS will be part of these events.
Cultural Knowledge Building, Building Relationships
and Community !
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