President’s Message

On behalf of the Board of Shingwauk Education Trust we are truly proud, honored and humbled to offer our worldview of Anishinaabe Education guided by the vision of Chief Shingwauk. Chief Shingwauk's vision represents our rightful place in the world and provides an opportunity for the world to share in a new beginning of learning and education, a vision that has withstood the test of time for 175 years, a vision that is deep and rich in history.

The establishment of Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is historic ... this is a wonderful time in experiencing a vibrant cultural revival ... a new beginning ... that will fulfill the vision of Chief Shingwauk. This new beginning will strengthen an educational environment that challenges and supports our students; a new beginning that builds on strong leadership, individual autonomy, and better lives through education. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig will be a place of choice for academic and intellectual thought of students and a place where we can all make a difference.

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is being built to help you experience new learning to its fullest. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig will be the place of new discoveries. You will expand your knowledge in an environment of creative and innovative energy. Shingwauk Kinoomaage will be a place where family, community and our Nations will play a central role in encouraging higher learning from our methods.

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is built upon our First Law and that is the Law of Respect. We will strive to achieve degree-granting status that will enable us to give accreditation to student excellence. As a cultural-based institution our emphasis will be to debunk myths and outdated theories that tell a different story of our people and replace it with "Debewin" the truth from our worldview.

To promote the idea of partnerships Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig will endeavor to facilitate research in policy development in areas that concern First Nations such as; Governance & Sovereignty, Treaties and Land Claims, Water Rights & Environmental issues and Education & Research. Our academic pursuits will be in the areas of Anishinaabe Law, Anishinaabe Medicines, Anishinaabe Philosophy, Anishinaabe Earth/Science and Anishinaabe Cosmology under our flagship areas of Anishinaabe Studies, Anishinaabemowin and Research and Archives.

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig will be a world-class teaching and research center of excellence of international renown that will generate a new knowledge to restore and recover our history from our worldview.

Darrell Boissoneau, President
Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig
Na-may Dodem (Sturgeon Clan)