Algonquin College’s Aboriginal Student Centre
The goal of the Mamidosewin Centre is to empower and support indigenous students at Algonquin College into the next phase of their lives (mino-biimaadizwin — “the good way of life”) in a way that is respectful and reflective of Aboriginal cultures.
The Mamidosewin Centre provides a variety of cultural programs and services to Aboriginal students attending Algonquin College. (For a full list of services, see the Services page.)
Aboriginal students may identify as any of the following: First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Inuit, and/or Métis, as well as those with Aboriginal ancestry who are just discovering their heritage and want to learn more. The Centre is also open to non-Aboriginal students who are interested in learning more about the culture and participating in any events.
What does “Mamidosewin” mean? “Mamidosewin” is Algonquin/Ojibwe for “Meeting place” or “Walking together.” The Centre strives to build a community that embodies this sentiment.