Founded in 1996 by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Oshki-Wenjack is an Indigenous post-secondary Indigenous Institute committed to increasing access to accredited post-secondary education in our 49 First Nation communities, as well as Indigenous learners from across Ontario. Our students, instructors, and support staff come from closely knit communities and we strive to create an environment that feels like home, whether in the classroom or meeting online. We focus on creating a learning environment that is designed for Indigenous learners, and feels welcoming at every step along the learning journey.
We work closely with NAN communities to develop unique educational programs that directly serve the workforce needs of those communities. Whether courses are delivered remotely online or in-person in Thunder Bay, the emphasis at Oshki-Wenjack is always on Located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Oshki-Wenjack is grounded in the belief that all learners deserve to feel a sense of belonging and support on their path to learning. We were founded by the 49 Indigenous communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation to offer educational programs that support and strengthen our people and communities.
Our mission is to achieve excellence as a leader in the innovative design and delivery of quality post-secondary & training programs which meet the holistic educational needs of Nishnawbe Aski Nation and other learners in a safe, inclusive, supportive and culturally enriched learning environment.