This Indigenous-owned, post-secondary First Nations institute has 35 years of rich history delivering programming rooted in culture and Indigenous ways of knowing.

Its community-driven approach, coupled with an intense program delivery method, allows Indigenous learners to maintain connections to family and community while they study and prepare for their careers.

FNTI is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization, accredited by the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council (IAESC) and the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). It is also a proud member of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

Developing standalone programs in accordance with the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017, it has more than 4,000 graduates with certificate, diploma and degree credentials issued in partnership with recognized Ontario colleges and universities.

FNTI – Approach
Culturally responsive post-secondary education at FNTI supports the self-empowerment, healing, identity formation and capacity of Indigenous peoples and 999communities across Canada. 

FNTI – Guiding Documents
Get details on FNTI’s accreditation with the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council, the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium and more.

FNTI – Indigenous Learning
FNTI incorporates Indigenous learning, world views and values into everything it does, including creating culturally rich learning environments, promoting Indigenous learning methodologies, implementing Indigenous learning outcomes and more.

FNTI – Student Support Services
Check out a variety of supports here, including D2L Brightspace portal information, important forms such as the student handbook, and information on student support sessions.

Resources on How to Study Online Successfully (SOS)

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Enrolment Management & Student ServicesGuide to Virtual Learning EtiquettePDF HandoutThese recommendations cover student engagement during live classes online (via video conferencing tools).Click here