Kinoo'amaadawaad Megwa Doodamawaad: Land-Based MEd Program
(Anishinaabemowin) They are learning together while they are doing


This video features a land-based M.Ed pilot program between Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University. The program was designed using existing courses within the Masters of Education with a specialization in Indigenous Education and adding aki (land) into the courses. One of the first activities in the course was harvesting wild rice, which is highlighted in the video. Giitchi-Miigwetch to Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, Lakehead University's Department of Graduate Studies and Research in Education, Lisa-Michano-Courchene, Rhona LeClair, M.Ed Students in the pilot program, Leisa Desmoulins, Paul Berger, Paul Cormier, and Elder Mona Cormier.  

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

This film was developed at Lakehead University, which is located on the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. 

What is the Land Acknowledgement where you live?

Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Tyler Armstrong Director/Videographer/Editor Anishinaabe, Lakehead University graduate student
Kelsey Jaggard videographer Lakehead University graduate student
Mona Cormier language speaker/knowledge keeper Thunder Bay, ON

This video is about:

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Lakehead University Faculty of Education
in: Thunder Bay, ON

Video Details

Length of Video 0:10 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


Please contact Leisa Desmoulins  for more information.