A wide range of student support services provide advice and guidance to students of Kenjgewin Teg regarding educational issues, planning, career exploration, as well as personal growth, development and life skills coaching. Additional services include Individual Education Plans/Academic Career Counselling, Tutoring and Peer Support, Intervention and Advocacy Services, Elder-in-Residence, Cultural Teachings, Individual Student Counselling and Outreach
Student Support Resources
We are committed to helping each student reach their maximum potential - think clearly, feel deeply and act wisely. Career and guidance counselling is provided for students of all ages on matters relating to educational and vocational planning. Interviews are also available at any time by a teacher or with a counsellor. Our counsellors have the most recent information available on colleges and universities to enable students to investigate postsecondary opportunities, and which educational pathway meets students needs.
Bringing Back Culture & Tradition through KTEI’s Elders-in-Residence Program
The Elder-in-Residence Program is provided to enhance student life and to pay tribute to mother earth, our teachings, and traditions while adding to our philosophy of Cultural Awareness.The intention of the Elder in Residence Program is to introduce cultural awareness as part of the student learning environment in attaining their goals for the upcoming year. The Elders-in-Residence Program provides students with direct one-on-one access to Elders during the academic year, through scheduled ‘guidance days’. Elders are not only knowledgeable about Aboriginal issues, cultures, and current concerns but are also involved in their communities as cultural teachers and workers bridging gaps within both their communities, and between the mainstream society and Aboriginal communities. The Elders-in-Residence Program also offers Monthly Cultural Workshops. Teachings on Anishinaabe culture and history including such topics as Gimaa Giizhgak, the Medicine Wheel, Naming Ceremony, Clans and Governance, Stages of Life and Oppression of the Anishinaabek People.
Guidelines for Elders-in-Residence
As one of the primary sources of traditional cultural knowledge, Native Elders bear the responsibility to share and pass on that knowledge in ways that are compatible with traditional teachings and practices.