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North American Indigenous Summer Enrichment Camp

Experience a week in the life of a college student.

CMU's Office of Indigenous Affairs invites all Indigenous students interested in exploring life at college to apply for the week-long North American Indigenous Summer Enrichment Camp (NAISEC). ​​

NAISEC students at CMU archway


Indigenous students entering 8th-12th grades this fall are eligible to apply. The first 20 students who return completed applications will be accepted into the program.


Students will be housed in a residence hall and involved in activities within our Mount Pleasant campus.


NAISEC aims to expose young Indigenous people to higher education and improve participants’ understanding and perceived ability to succeed in a college setting.

Key components of NAISEC

  • Academic Understanding: Students will learn how to take proper notes, prepare for exams, and how to use the university library for research.
  • Cultural Understanding: Students will receive lessons on Anishinabe language and history, contemporary issues in Native American communities, and cultural leadership skills.
  • Preparing for College: Students will attend workshops with admissions, career services and financial aid.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be challenged to look at issues from multiple perspectives rather than one, to see the impact of their ability.
  • Learning Community: Students learn team-building skills and understand the value of working with others.
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