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
In the News
- Aboriginal Canada Portal
- CBC News-Aboriginal Canadians
- Canadian Aboriginal News
- Nation Talk
- Turtle Island Native Network
- Red Wire
- Media INDIGENA
- First Perspective News
- Aboriginal Voices
- APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)
- Grassroots News
- Nunatsiaq News
- Windspeaker, Alberta Sweetgrass, Saskatchewan Sage, Ontario Birchbark, Raven's Eye, Buffalo Spirit, and Business Quarerly
- Anishinabek News
Aboriginal Student Programs
Fleming students, staff and faculty have an opportunity to speak with Aboriginal Elders each month as part of the Visiting Elders Program.
The program is provided by Fleming Aboriginal Student Services, and will bring to campus Elder Shirley Williams (Anishnaabekwe from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve), and Elder Gerard Sagassige (Curve Lake First Nation).
This program is sponsored by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities and was created for first generation students however, all are welcome to apply.
Please complete the application form and if you identify as being First Nation, Inuit or Métis and would like to be linked with another Aboriginal student, the Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator and Student Life Officer will work together to link you up with an appropriate mentor.
Revised: September 17, 2015