Summer Indigenous Institute
Next Facebook Live Information Session: Wednesday May 20th at 1:00 p.m. @IndigenousNU
The Summer Indigenous Institute is a month-long program for Indigenous students entering university. Launched in July, 2019, the program offers Indigenous students an academic transition to their undergraduate studies. The program is offered to students who will be entering a degree program at Nipissing University, Algoma University, Lakehead University, and Laurentian University.
The program is also offered to students currently completing grade 11 or 12, college or are mature students who considering university in the future.
The program runs for four weeks in July, and offers two introductory Indigenous Studies courses for credit delivered through remote learning plus and on-campus experiential learning event in the fall of 2020.
This program supports students as they learn skills necessary for success at university. The program allows Indigenous students an advanced look at university life while also giving them a head start on their credits. The courses are taught by Indigenous faculty, and students have access to upper-year student mentors. Enji giigdoyang, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives also offers academic, personal and cultural support activities while students are in the program.
For students entering their first year of university, course credits are transferable to Nipissing University, Algoma University, Lakehead University and Laurentian University.
For students who are currently completing secondary school or college or are mature learners are welcome to take the program as non-credit option.
Students are exempt from paying tuition for the two courses.There is no cost for this program.
Program Dates: July 4 – July 30, 2020
Application Deadline: June 13, 2020
All completed applications (including supplemental requirements) must be sent to The Office of Indigenous Initiatives via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Summer Indigenous Institute Application2020 Summer Indigenous Institute Application Revised May 5.pdf
For more information, contact:
Phone: 705.474.3450 Ext. 4312
On May 19th, we received confirmation that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. This includes First Nation schools. As of recently, each school had developed Learning Packages for the students who do not have access to data/wifii Thus, I have been working with the principals and teachers from each of the 5 schools to ensure that our students are getting their homework from their respective schools. In addition, most of the students have received their devices that they were using at school and have been provided with ‘hotspot’ wifii until their work had been completed.
And, if parents/guardians are not able to pick up packages, as long as it is safe to do so, I will pick them up. That includes dropping off completed work. On another note, the teachers and E.A.’s are available to students if they have difficulty with their work. Please contact the principal or vice principal to make that connection.
Lastly, I received a notification today from the high school that June 18th is the last day to submit all Learning Packages and the Online learning assignments are due June 19th.
These are challenging times, I commend the students and parents from the community who are working hard to ensure that the schoolwork is done and handed in.
If you need any help or require anything related to your educational needs, please contact me. 705-346-0800.
For many years Magnetawan First Nation (MFN) has contemplated a potential quarry site within the reserve boundary, to the extent that a small test quarry was developed in the early 2000’s. The test quarry site was initiated based on information provided and established by a preliminary evaluation report for the development of a rock quarry on Magnetawan First Nation. More recently, the focus for a quarry on reserve lands was targeted at a site just west of the existing test quarry adjacent to Hwy 645. This Quarry provides granular material for general construction type “A” and “B2”. Type “A” is ¾” crushed stone that contains fine granular granite, and type “B” is 2”+/- in size. The operational process for this site prepared each type of material, at June 2019, the remaining volumes are estimated at 60,000 metric tonnes.
This Quarry has supplied local housing projects, and road maintenance. As well as providing material to Construction Projects such as Hwy 529 Power Tel and Others.
There is an estimated volume of 4 million tonnes of aggregate in the identified extractable area.
The next phase of the project is to implement an operational management plan to continue providing aggregate to the community and local area.