The wisdom of Mnidoo Mnising Elders is Kenjgewin Teg’s first and true source when teaching and learning about Anishinabek Traditional Knowledge and Oral Traditions.
Our Anishinabek Elders and Knowledge Keepers help our students, our team members, and communities connect hearts and minds together within Kenjgewin Teg’s place of learning. Traditional Knowledge of the Anishinabek is not held by any one person, a group of persons, or by any organization(s). Anishinabek Traditional Knowledge has been transmitted for many generations through Anishinabemowin (language), culture, song, dance, and ceremony.
While Kenjgewin Teg’s programs and services engage many Knowledge Holders and Keepers throughout the year in post-secondary program delivery, three Elders and Knowledge Keepers over the past decade have greatly shaped Kenjgewin Teg’s foundation, purpose and growth. These three Elders are also part of Mnidoo Mnising Elders Council and the Council gently reminds us of the sacred teachings we walk with as a place of teaching and learning; the Mnidoo Mnising Elders Council will gently point Kenjgewin Teg in the right direction toward essential and needed change.