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Ahnii Boozhoo Kwe Kwe Sago Wachay Indigenous Resources & Services

Events & Activities

Current & Upcoming Events

Toy Drive

Indigenous Services & Initiatives, in partnership with Kunuwanimano Child & Family Services, is accepting donations for children in care from November 17 to 30.

Please drop off gifts for newborns and children up to 16 years of age
at our Student Services office at any of our campuses.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

We are also looking for volunteers to help wrap gifts on December 1 and 2, please email Armanda Sutherland at if you are interested in helping.

Annual Powwow

Update – August 30, 2021: The Annual Powwow has been postponed until Spring 2022. We look forward to the event then!

Our Powwow Committee is looking for dancers and drummers to perform at this year’s event. Please contact to express your interest!

Past Events

Treaties Recognition Week 2021

In honour of Treaties Recognition Week, Northern College welcomed speaker and leader, Norm Wesley to speak about the significance of treaties, both in the past and today.

Norm Wesley is an accomplished and well-respected member of the Moose Cree First Nation.  He is an active as a member of the community, serving in many capacities as a volunteer over the years. He is an educator at heart, an engaging teacher and facilitator, inspiring speaker and a compassionate listener and mentor.

If you missed this live event that took place on Monday, November 8 at 9 a.m. via Zoom, please watch the recording.

Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week 2021

Throughout the week of September 27 to October 1, 2021, we held virtual events and on-campus activities

Learn more about what took place at

Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week 2020

The pandemic has altered college life, therefore, we shall change with it. Our great chef; Dorothy nee Koosees York is back! 7 years running, she prepared moose meat and bannock for 5 days that was enjoyed by all students and staff. Special thanks to CJ Spence, a young 16-year-old high school student from Cochrane, who donated moose meat and to local hunter Sheila Corston, in her first, moose hunt kill. Thanks to the Northern College Native Student Assembly for their assistance in serving the food. The Northern College Residence students thanked us too! Meegwetch All!


Indigenous Cultural Spaces

All of our campuses feature inspiring cultural spaces, including canvas tipis and Indigenous student lounges. Our Timmins Campus is home to Ma-Mo-Keh-Nah-No (meaning Together Our Home), a unique permanent tipi with year-round access. These structures provide a space for gathering, healing and sharing. At Northern College, Indigenous Perspectives are incorporated into the curriculum.

Northern College is guided by our Indigenous Council on Education, Elders and community leaders to ensure programs, services and activities are connected to culture and tradition. Healing and sharing circles, workshops, Indigenous student assemblies, Indigenous Student Advisors and traditional events and activities are all part of the Northern experience.


Job Opportunities in the Community

Fuel Terminal Operator – Original Trades Energy

Labourers, Equipment Operators – Eshkaa Niibiish

Field Technician – GHD

Peer Support Coordinator (1 Year Internship) – Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services

Underground Mine Support Service Worker – A&M

Community Health Rep – Matachewan First Nation

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Coordinator – Timmins Native Friendship Centre

Apatisiwin Employment Counsellor – Timmins Native Friendship Centre

At Northern, you will discover many programs, services and people
to offer support and direction along your journey. Northern College
upholds fundamental values of strength, honesty, sharing and kindness.
Programs and Services

Indigenous Services

For all indigenous learners, Northern offers a range of supports and activities specifically designed with you in mind. We invite you to compliment your world view and traditional practices with a Northern College Education.

Here you will have access to:

  • Indigenous Advisors
  • Peer tutoring
  • Free Academic Upgrading with financial support for childcare and travel
  • Traditional and cultural events, guest speakers, seminars, sharing and healing circles
  • Indigenous student lounges
  • Health services and fitness centres
  • Elders on campus
  • Summer orientation
  • OSAP, bursaries and emergency loans