Mino-Bimaadiziwin Cultural Development Bursary

Cultural Development Bursary at Nipissing University

Donate now to support cultural revitalization opportunities for our Indigenous students:


The term "mino-bimaadiziwin" means "a good life" in Anishinaabemowin and refers to the concept of having balance within the four quadrants of the medicine wheel that represents the whole self—physical; mental; emotional; spiritual. As such, Indigenous student success extends beyond academic competency alone.

Mino-Bimaadiziwin Cultural Development Bursary is designed to support Indigenous student cultural revitalization as a way of creating space where balance can be pursued through Indigenous ways of knowing and learning. Funds from this bursary are to be used to support an Indigenous cultural engagement which will positively impact the student experience. The term "cultural engagement" is inclusive of land-based activities, Indigenous arts, ceremony, and more as directed by the student and their individualized needs. By applying for this bursary, Indigenous students will regain traditional skills and cultural practices, pursuing a holistic pathway toward academic success and mino-bimaadiziwin ("a good life") in the process.

"Creating unique opportunities for indigenous students to explore an aspect of culture and heritage important to them is truly an honour and a privilege."

- Chris Braeuel, Bursary founder

How to Apply

Please contact the Manager, Indigenous Student Success for more information on application deadlines and support: indigneousprograms@nipissingu.ca