Fleming Indigenous 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 Indigenous Education Council, and the Indigenous 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.
PEOPLE OF ALL NATIONS WELCOME!
We provide specialized services for FNMI (First Nation, Métis or Inuit) students:
- Academic support
- Liaises with external Indigenous community including Chief & Band Councils
- Career advising
- Cultural programming & Traditional Knowledge exchange
- Student advocacy, assistance & referral dealing with professors & the college system
- Visiting Elders program
- Access to Ceremony
- Culturally safe spaces including an Indigenous student service department & Tipi on campus
- Indian status application / Band membership assistance
- Laptop loan program
- Financial aid workshops (assistance with both internal & external Aboriginal bursary & scholarship applications)
- Indigenous healthcare consultations