Debwendizon Indigenous Youth Education Gathering

In Anishnaabemwin "debwendizon" is related to the Seven Grandfather Teachings – the teaching of debwewin or truth – and means "to believe in yourself." Debwendizon is an annual Indigenous Youth Education Gathering held on campus. In this interactive visit to Nipissing University, Indigenous youth will participate in a series of hands-on learning activities led by our campus community – Indigenous university students, faculty, and Office of Indigenous Initiatives' staff. We hope that you will experience first hand why you belong at Nipissing University!

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Thursday, April 30th


For an application, please contact Alison Jackson, Indigenous Mentorship Officer:

Teri Jack

"My experience at Nipissing has been great! The small class sizes are a great learning environment, and I can approach professors whenever I need extra help. The Office of Indigenous Initiatives has given me the opportunity to learn more about my culture, be part of the mentorship program, and learn new things like drum-making and beading. The support from the staff and friends I have met in the OII has been the primary reason I have stayed in school. I am happy to call North Bay my new home."

Teri, Bachelor of Business Administration
Hometown: Attawapiskat, ON