Anishinabek Educational Institute

Anishinabek Educational Institute
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MottoForever to the 7th generation
TypeAboriginal-owned and controlled post-secondary institution.
PresidentMurray Maracle Sr., Director
Undergraduatesuniversity, and continuing education students
Nipissing Main Campus,
1 Migiizi Miikan Rd, North Bay
46°20′17″N 79°33′42″W / 46.33806°N 79.56167°W / 46.33806; -79.56167Coordinates:46°20′17″N 79°33′42″W / 46.33806°N 79.56167°W / 46.33806; -79.56167
CampusNipissing First Nation, and its satellite campuses are on Fort William First Nation and Munsee-Delaware First Nation
AffiliationsIndian & Northern Affairs Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Education,

Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) is an Aboriginal-owned and controlled post-secondary institution in Canada. Aboriginal institutes partner with colleges and universities to offer students degree programs, apprenticeships, certificate programs and diploma programs. AEI was founded to provide greater access to post-secondary education for Aboriginal peoples. AEI delivers post-secondary programs approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The educational curriculum was adapted to meet the needs of Aboriginal learners to ensure it reflects community needs, cultural heritage and identity.


The AEI main office is located on the Nipissing First Nation, and its satellite campuses are on Fort William First Nation and Munsee-Delaware First Nation. The Main Campus is 1 Migiizi Miikan in North Bay. The Munsee-Delaware Campus is located 533 Thomigo Road in Muncey. The Fort William Campus is located in 300 Anemki Place, Suite A in Fort William First Nation.


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In June 1993, The Union of Ontario Indians (UOI), at the Anishinabek Grand Council on the Chippewa's of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, the Chiefs in Assembly directed the Union of Ontario Indians Education Directorate to develop a model of an Anishinabek post-secondary institution. The model includes provisions for satellite campuses and a community-based delivery system.

In June 1994, the Chiefs at the Anishinabek Grand Council on the Rocky Bay First Nation, directed that, the Education Directorate formally establish the Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) in accordance with the model that was submitted and ratified. (Res. 94/13)


AEI offers programs and courses of study in partnership with all levels of government; commissions; industries; commerce and other education and training institutions.

Programs offered

  • Business Diploma
  • Native Early Childhood Education
  • First Nation Child Welfare Advocate Certificate
  • Native Community Worker - Traditional Aboriginal Healing Methods Diploma
  • Pre Health Sciences Certificate
  • Social Service Worker (Tending the Fire/Caring for Water) Diploma
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Certificate
  • Native Community Worker - Traditional
  • Registered Practical Nursing Diploma

Scholarships & Bursaries

The Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists over 680 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments, universities, and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation.[1]

See also

  • Union of Ontario Indians


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