Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute

Kenjgewin Teg is an Indigenous-owned and -governed college in M’Chigeeng on Manitoulin Island. Kenjgewin Teg means “place of learning,” and the school was founded to answer a question: what does education mean for the Anishinabek of Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island)? The school offers holistic education based on Anishinabek cultural learning and welcomes all students who learn from traditional knowledge holders and Elders through classes, a traditional teaching lodge and confidential, personal guidance. 

Kenjgewin Teg offers college- and university-accredited programs, trades training, pre-employment training programs, professional development workshops and general interest learning. In 2016, it launched Ontario’s first immersion-based early childhood educator program that is grounded in an Indigenous world view. The program is a collaboration with Canadore College and incorporates learning in the Ojibwe language. The Anishinabek Skills, Innovation and Research Centre opened in 2019. The facility focuses on trades skill development and features a fully equipped welding shop. The centre identifies and responds to labour needs in the Sudbury-Manitoulin region.

Popular Programs

• Master of Social Work

• Indigenous Teacher Education

• Early Childhood Education Anishinaabemowin

• World Indigenous Studies in Education

• Personal Support Worker

School Size



Set by partner colleges and universities in Ontario; varies from $800-$6,000 for the top five programs

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Indigenous Teacher Education: In this program, offered in partnership with Queen’s University, students specialize in Indigenous education and are qualified for Ontario College of Teachers primary/junior certification.

• Master of Social Work Indigenous Field of Study: This program, offered in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, is the first of its kind in Canada. It develops social work practitioners who demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the history, traditions and cultures of the Indigenous peoples of Canada.

• Early Childhood Education Anishinaabemowin: This is a highly specialized Anishinaabe worldview program designed to train individuals who aspire to work in early childhood Anishinaabemowin immersion settings and/or learning spaces. It is offered in partnership with Canadore College, and graduates can register with the College of Early Childhood Educators.