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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2021-03-31T14:08:51-04:00

Questions? Contact us and a team member from Kenjgewin Teg will answer any questions you may have.

Quick Facts

What does “Kenjgewin Teg” mean?2021-05-12T21:30:04-04:00

In the Ojibwe language, ‘kenj-gewin’ means knowledge; the word ‘teg’ is used to describe a ‘place’, or where something is; collectively, ” Kenjgewin Teg” can be interpreted in the English language as ‘a place of knowledge’.

Where is Kenjgewin Teg located?2021-05-12T21:36:42-04:00

Kenjgewin Teg is centrally located on Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island, ON) which makes it a great place for learning! Mnidoo Mnising is known by the Anishinabek people to be a special and sacred place. In its history, the Three Fires Confederacy is a longstanding political and military alliance consisting of the Ojibwa, Odawa and Potawatomi, with this alliance still in place today.

Kenjgewin Teg is located in the M’Chigeeng First Nation, ON. Mnidoo Mnising is the largest freshwater island in the world with over 100 inland lakes, with an area of 2,766 km2 (1,068 sq mi). Year-round motor-vehicle access to Mnidoo Mnising is welcomed by a one-lane swing bridge crossing the North Channel; and, annually from late May to early October, a daily passenger-vehicle ferry, the MS Chi-Cheemaun (Ojibwe for “Big Canoe”), travels between Tobermory on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula and South Baymouth on Mnidoo Mnising. The closest urban city to M’Chigeeng First Nation where Kenjgewin Teg his hosted, is Sudbury, ON; it is a driving distance of approximately 150 km.

What kinds of programs does Kenjgewin Teg offer?2021-05-12T21:44:57-04:00

Kenjgewin Teg has many partnerships with Colleges and Universities to bring post-secondary learning closer to the community. Program offerings may change from year to year based on growing and evolving community needs. Kenjgewin Teg provides many professional development opportunities for lifelong learners.

The construction of Kenjgewin Teg’s Anishinabek Skills, Innovation and Research Centre (ASIRC) was completed in 2018. Learning opportunities in the skilled trades such as welding, plumbing, and carpentry are examples of learning opportunities offered at ASIRC. Advancement of Anishinabek education research is also part of the Anishinabek Skills, Innovation and Research Centre’s activities.

Are programs offered for Indigenous learners only?2021-05-12T21:48:03-04:00

All learners are welcomed in our place of learning! At Kenjgewin Teg, Anishinabek cultural inclusion within our learning environment is our priority. Enrolled students of all backgrounds will have many opportunities to learn more about Anishinabek customs, culture and language.

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Anishinaabe Aadziwin

What is the Anishinabe Adziiwin Passport To Learning?2021-05-12T22:00:05-04:00

Honouring and respecting the Anishinabek language and culture is an important part of Kenjgewin Teg’s lifelong learning philosophy. Once students are enrolled at Kenjgewin Teg, they will record and document their personal learning journey in the Anishinaabe Aadziwin Passport to Learning program. Each student’s Anishinaabe Aadziwin learning passport is a unique and personal one; at graduation each year, we hear many inspirational stories about how Anishinaabe Aadziwin has helped many students learn more about themselves, learn who they are, and who they are meant to be in this world!