Indigenous Leadership Program

Leadership Education and Development Centre

The Nitohtamowin Program

The Nitohtamowin program formerly known as the Indigenous Leadership Program is for First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit students that seeks to strengthen leadership processes in alignment with Indigenous world views. Through workshops, speaker events, exercises, and panels, the program is approached from an ethic of kinship to discuss topics of leadership, such as self-understanding, conflict management, and community empowerment.

Nitohtamowin translates to the act of listening in the Plains Cree Language. Indigenous undergraduate students at the University of Alberta are encouraged to attend presentations by Indigenous community leaders, knowledge keepers and students. To further their understanding on the meaning of Leadership in Indigenous communities. This program is available in fall 2023.

Nitohtamowin Fall 2023 applications open!

Fall Cohort 2023-November 1, 2, 8 and 9th 2023

Winter Cohort 2024 - March 2024 (dates to be announced)

All in-person sessions will take place at the University of Alberta North Campus at the Students' Union Building (SUB). Participants are expected to attend all sessions! University of Alberta Covid-19 protocols will be in place.

Please contact if you have any comments or concerns regarding applications or the program in general.

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