Niijkewehn Mentoring Program

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11825719_858149717607514_5373653813167733252_n.jpgThe Niijkewehn Mentoring Program, a partnership between the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and Central Michigan University, is an innovative mentoring program that empowers and inspires Native American students of all ages to become cultural and professional leaders in their Tribal communities and beyond.​​


There are two primary goals for the mentoring program. 

  1. To increase the retention and graduation rates of Native American youth and college students. ​
  2. To support Native American cultural traditions across generations.

Participating in this innovative program is a wonderful way to give back to your community by supporting and enhancing the cultural identities and school experiences of local Native American children. 

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