Student Orientation Day 2014 View Full Blog

The Mission of the Leech Lake Tribal College is to provide quality higher education grounded in Anishinaabe values. That mission was front and center as LLTC kicked off the 2014-2015 Academic Year with Orientation for all students. The Orientation began with President Day welcoming students back to campus and talking about the wonderful opportunities that students have to participate in a variety of on and off campus activities. Elder Bob Jourdain gave the invocation, and the LLTC Drum was present singing songs.

Native activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke spoke on Food Sovereignty and the importance of restoring Indigenous food systems in Native communities to the audience of over 250 people. LaDuke also spoke on the importance of the collective voice saying no to pipelines, and dependence on processed foods and the role that our students can play. The second speaker of the day was the new Superintendent of Cass Lake-Bena Schools, Rochelle Johnson. Johnson spoke on the importance of education and more specifically the need for Native teachers and the positive effects it has on our Native youth.

Students were orientated to the various support services and had opportunities to meet with staff, and faculty to be able to take full advantage of all that LLTC has to offer. The college currently offers 8 degree programs and 3 certification programs.

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