AlgomaU, MFN sign MOU to expand STEAM education, enhance cross-cultural understanding


Algoma University and Mattagami First Nation (MFN) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand Indigenous STEAM community-based education and training opportunities and enhance cross-cultural understanding. The University has partnered with MFN to develop and deliver the Waawaaskonwe – Niigan (There is a Light – Ahead) program, which will give youth from northern communities the opportunity to learn about STEAM through both traditional ways of knowing and western teachings. The MOU will also see AlgomaU’s Anishinaabe Academic Resource Centre offering the Gabegendaadowin Training Program to enhance cross-cultural understanding.