Services and Events Offered

Gathering at the Rapids Pow-wow

The annual Gathering at the Rapids Pow-wow is a joint initiative of the Anishinaabe Initiatives Division and the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Association. Drums and dancers from the surrounding area gather in Bawating (Sault Ste. Marie) to celebrate the culture and pride that exists among the community and amongst Algoma U’s students. It is an opportunity for students to connect with the community.

Visiting Elders in Residence

This program is designed to provide support to Anishinaabe students. Elders visit the Anishinaabe Student Life Centre once a week to share their insights and wisdom and to enhance cultural awareness and sensitivity on campus.

Full Moon Ceremonies

These ceremonies are held once a month around the time of a full moon. Full moon ceremonies are open to all women. These ceremonies are offered in partnership with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig.

Annual Elders’ Gathering

This gathering is a cross-cultural learning experience which strengthens the cultural identity of Anishinaabe students. Elders are invited to Algoma University to share their knowledge and wisdom.

Soup’s On

Once a week, the Anishinaabe Initiatives Division offers a soup and bannock lunch in the Anishinaabe Student Life Centre. This is a social event and is open to everyone.

Anishinaabe Speaker Series

The Anishinaabe Speaker Series invites Anishinaabe and Indigenous academe from other universities to speak to Algoma U students about their research. These researchers are role models for Anishinaabe students in the University and come from all fields of study.