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Enji giigdoyang – The Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Welcome to Enji giigdoyang - The Office of Indigenous Initiatives
​Enji Giigdoyang elders have some fun during Biidaaban year end celebration ​
Volunteers of Biidaaban Community Serivce Learning ​
​Student enjoys tour of the 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​​

We welcome Indigenous students, their families, Elders, youth and children within inclusive and intergenerational programs in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and in the community. 

In the Nipissing dialect of Anishnaabemwin, Enji giigdoyang means "where we come to meet, discuss and talk about things," which is the culture we hope to foster. We enhance the educational experience through a holistic approach to academic, personal, and cultural support.​ We honour one another's life experiences and invite you to join us for laughter, warm bannock and visits. 

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 please follow us on Twitter and Facebook! 

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

  • ​Indigenous Student Success – academic, personal and cultural supports
  • Wiidooktaadwin lndigenous Mentorship Initiatives
  • Debwendizon: Indigenous Youth Education Gathering
  • Indigenous Week
  • Annual Welcome Powwow
  • Enji Giigdoyang SpeakeSeries
  • Enji Giigdoyang Student Lounge
  • Sacred Space and Elder-in-Residence program​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


"Pursuing my studies at Nipissing University was the best decision I ever made. The small class sizes are ideal for getting to know your professors and enrich the classroom experience. Being an Aboriginal Nursing student, I appreciate the effort Nipissing makes to be culturally aware and integrate these values into the classroom as well as in extracurricular activities."

Patty, 4th Year Nursing student
Hometown: New Liskeard, ON



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