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Ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre

The Ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre nurtures a cultural environment that builds bridges and promotes balance to meet the needs of the UCN community.  It can be found at UCN Thompson Campus, 55 UCN Drive in room 134A.  "The people's place of learning" is the interpretation of the name ininiwi kiskinwamakewin.  "The people's place of learning" is the interpretation of the name ininiwi kiskinwamakewin.
Established on August 2, 1995, the UniversityCollege of the North, then known as the KeewatinCommunity College, announced the renewal and revitalization of the UCN Aboriginal Centres at the Thompson Campus and The Pas Campus.  The primary mandate of these Centres was and continues to be the promotion of Aboriginal culture and awareness as well as to support the incorporation of culturally proficient practices into all structures within the University College of the North.
If you're in town visiting the Thompson campus, please stop in.  Bring family and friends, the more the merrier.
Everyone Welcome!

We are interested in your Ideas

At the ininiwiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre we are interested in hearing your idea's.You may have ideas for traditional persons week or an evening activity you would like to see happen for special interest in promoting our rich and diverse aboriginal cultures.  In promoting aboriginal awareness the ininiwi kiskinnwamakewin centre appreciate's the students and staff insight in promoting different types of aboriginal awareness activities in following the ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre Mandate, which is as follows:
As a secondary mandate, the ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre continue's to deliver activities and programs to support healthy lifestyle choices and student retention. Activities and programs have included but have not been limited to: traditional drumming, traditional counseling, solstice potlucks, annual powwows, annual Elders gatherings, sharing circles and Traditional Persons Week presentations to support the incorporation of indigenous knowledge into the classroom.  Additional areas of focus of the ininiwi kiskinwamakewin Centre have and continue to include:
  1. To facilitate Elder counseling and the provision of Elder services.
  2. To provide space for Elders, counselors and representatives from other agencies and organizations to deliver support services.
  3. To establish a Student Services Advisory Committee.
  4. To gain input and advice from Elders to support the development of culturally proficient curriculum.
  5. To provide information and assistance with regard to UCN programs and services, particularly within Aboriginal communities.
  6. To develop a reference library specific to Aboriginal culture and issues.
  7. To deliver cultural awareness training and workshops.
  8. To increase awareness of Aboriginal values and contributions to education.
  9. To provide opportunities to participate in sweat lodges, pipe and other traditional ceremonies and more recently, the provision of cultural camps.


  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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