Aboriginal Student Services

Fleming College provides a unique and supportive environment for Aboriginal learners. Through many years of collaboration with Aboriginal communities and our team of experts in Aboriginal education, Fleming College provides strong support for Aboriginal students, right from orientation through to graduation.

What is Aboriginal Student Support Services?

Fleming College recognizes that Aboriginal students come from diverse cultures and traditions and have varying perspectives, needs and goals. No matter what path you come from, Fleming Aboriginal Student Support Services will help make your transition to the college environment easier.

Fleming Aboriginal Student Support Services offers culturally appropriate counseling support, provides information and resources, and acts as a link to the college and to the wider community. Together with the Aboriginal Education Council, and the Aboriginal Student Council "Mino Bimaadiziwin" (The way of a good life), we form a large community within the college.

We are committed to the recruitment, retention, and success of First Nation, Inuit and Métis students and honour the worldview of our people by respecting and supporting you to the best of our abilities. If you have any questions regarding the services we have to offer, please do not hesitate to ask, and we always welcome suggestions on how we can improve our services.

Miigwetch, Nia:wen, and we look forward to seeing you in the lounge!

Aboriginal Student Lounges

The Aboriginal student lounge at both the Sutherland Campus and at the Frost Campus, provide a quiet gathering or study space for students. Each lounge is equipped with couches, chairs, workstations, and resources to support Aboriginal learners.

Aboriginal Student Lounges are located in:

  • Room C2 129 at the Sutherland Campus:
    go down the first set of stairs towards Tim Hortons, it is located at the bottom of the stairs on your left
  • Room 180A at Frost Campus
    go downstairs, pass the Cafeteria, when the hallway splits, it is the first door on your right

Aboriginal student support services, upcoming events and programming

PEOPLE OF ALL NATIONS WELCOME!

We provide specialized services for FNMI (First Nation, Métis or Inuit) students:

MENTAL
  • Academic support
  • Liaises with external Aboriginal community including Chief & Band Councils
  • Career advising
EMOTIONAL
  • Cultural programming & Traditional Knowledge exchange
  • Counseling support (Aboriginal Counselor on site)
  • Student advocacy, assistance & referral dealing with professors & the college system
SPIRITUAL
  • Visiting Elders program
  • Access to Ceremony
  • Culturally safe spaces including an Aboriginal Student Lounge & Tipi on campus
PHYSICAL
  • Indian Status Application / Band Membership assistance
  • Laptop loan program
  • Financial aid workshops (assistance with both internal & external Aboriginal bursary & scholarship applications)

FOR UPCOMING ABORIGINAL STUDENT PROGRAMMING & LOCAL ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY EVENTS
visit the Neechee Community Calendar:
http://teamup.com/ks109dbe50c141cb82/

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