Kenjgewin Teg is an Indigenous-owned and -governed college in M’Chigeeng on Manitoulin Island. Kenjgewin Teg means “place of learning,” and the school was founded 27 years ago to answer a question: what does education mean for the Anishinabek of Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island)? The school offers holistic education based on Anishinabek cultural learning and welcomes all students, who learn from Traditional Knowledge Holders and Elders through classes, a traditional Teaching Lodge and confidential, personal guidance.
Kenjgewin Teg offers college and university accredited programs, trades training, pre-employment training programs, professional development workshops and general interest learning. In 2016, it launched Ontario’s first immersion-based early childhood educator program that is grounded in an Indigenous world view. The program is a collaboration with Canadore College and incorporates learning in the Ojibwe language. The Anishinabek Skills, Innovation and Research Centre opened in 2019. The facility focuses on trades skill development and features a fully equipped welding shop. The centre identifies and responds to labour needs in the Sudbury-Manitoulin region.
• Standalone Programs: Kenjgewin Teg offers its own accredited programs through the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council.
• Indigenous Education: Through partnerships with colleges and universities, students can access accredited programs in Indigenous teacher education, Anishinaabemowin early childhood education and more.
• Personal Support Worker
• Master of Social Work
• Indigenous Teacher Education
• Canadian Welding Bureau Certification
Set by partner colleges and universities in Ontario; varies from $800-$6,000 for top five programs