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The First Nations Metis and Inuit garden at the NOTL campus

A view of the First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit Garden at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, whose groundbreaking ceremony was presided over by Elder Scott Hill, ceremony Speaker (Bear Clan) for the Six Nations of the Grand River. Included in the garden are native plants and special features that are important for ceremonial, food, medicinal and other needs. The garden is designed by Niagara College graduate Terry Sherwood, member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, Turtle Clan.

Niagara College offers a wide range of programs and services specific to Indigenous students and communities. For detailed information on programs and other services browse the Student portal. Indigenous students have a voice at Niagara College – our goal is empowerment. We encourage everyone to make use of the resources available, and to assist us in on-going development with your comments and suggestions. Please feel free to contact us by e-mail, phone or just come in to the office at either campus for orientation and access to services and resources.

Our services include:

  • Computer lab with Internet access and assistive software
  • Indigenous-designated bursaries available
  • Library of Indigenous resource materials (including periodicals, manuals and videos)
  • Satellite campuses
  • Provision of guidance, advice and support to new and existing students, and those interested in entering our college community

  • Study and lounge area
  • On-going development of new courses, programs and services for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike
  • Student advocacy (i.e. college structures, policies, procedures, faculty relationships)
  • Articulated programs with Indigenous organizations in various locations (ex. Six Nations Polytechnical and local area Friendship Centres)
  • Ongoing events – check the

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