Indigenous Students


Nikitawtegwasisim8wkaw8gan kwzilwiha ta wawina wlaki t8daka kd’agakimzibna ta k’wigibna, Aln8baaki.

What’s this? 


Champlain-Lennoxville respectfully acknowledges that the beautiful land on which we study, live and learn, Nikitawtegwasis (Little Forks), is the ancestral and unceded territory of the W8banaki Nation (Abenaki), the Ndakina.


Champlain-Lennoxville reconnaît respectueusement que les terres sur lesquelles nous étudions, vivons et apprenons, Nikitawtegwasis (Little Forks), sont un territoire traditionnel et non cédé de la nation W8banaki (Abenaki), le Ndakina.


Champlain Lennoxville’s Indigenous Student Services’ approach is holistic, relationship-oriented, and is designed to connect Indigenous students with their peers and the larger College community.


Students receive personal and individualized support that fosters a sense of belonging and motivation to persist in their chosen field of study.


Support services and activities seek to ensure that Indigenous students experience a welcoming and inclusive community that champions academic success for all students.

Services include:

  • A dedicated office space where Indigenous students can gather, study, and spend time together.
  • The Advantage Pathway in the Springboard to DCS Program that facilitates making the transition to college life through a program that offers smaller class sizes and collaborative instruction and learning opportunities.
  • Indigenous ‘Cougar Buddy’ Program that pairs Indigenous students currently studying at the College with incoming students.
  • Individualized academic mentoring and support from the Student Life Counsellor for Indigenous students.
  • Indigenous student get-togethers and cultural/social activities that foster a sense of community within the larger student body.
  • Assistance in applying for scholarships and post-collegiate and university studies.