Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig

Founded 2006 | Garden River, ON

Located between Lake Huron and Lake Superior, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SKG) pairs city amenities with lakeside views. In 2020, the school moved into a new campus directly across from Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie. The new campus boasts state-of-the-art classrooms and a library with Indigenous books, and will soon host an archive of Anishinaabe artifacts. It also includes a student lounge and a workshop space for making split-toe moccasins, rattles, ribbon skirts and hand-drum bags. 

Teaching Anishinaabe language and culture is woven through every SKG course. The school’s sessional and full-time faculty are Anishinaabemowin speakers from across northern Ontario, with many coming from Manitoulin Island. Students are offered support in both their school work and in reconnecting with their heritage. SKG’s degree programs are credited through Algoma University, allowing students to take classes at either campus. Residences are available for students on the Algoma campus.

The school has partnered with Algoma University to develop a school of education with a proposed launch date of 2026. Also included in the partnership is a four-year early childhood education degree and a two-year master of education. These programs will leverage the strength of the two institutions in cross-cultural learning, Ojibway language, Anishinaabe education and land-based learning. The SKG-Anishinaabe School of Education will be the first in its kind in Ontario, built from an Indigenous world view and incorporating aspects of Western approaches appropriate. 

Popular Programs

• Anishinaabe Studies

• Anishinaabemowin

School Size



• Degree $3,400

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Anishinaabe Studies: This program covers history, philosophy and movements in Anishinaabe society, with an emphasis on culture. Students learn contemporary and traditional Anishinaabe research methods, and explore ways to incorporate tradition into modern life.

• Anishinaabemowin: Students study the grammar and sound of the Ojibwe language, exploring challenges related to the written word in a language that has been passed down through oral tradition.