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Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

The Red Lake Ojibwe follow the greater Anishinaabe philosophy of life and living.  According to this philosophy and view of the world, humans did not create or weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. Kinship among all of creation, not the mastery of our relatives (other humans, animals, plants, etc.), is vital to harmonious living.

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RLNC supports our Ojibwe values:


  • ALL Races & Ethnicities

  • ALL Countries of Origin

  • ALL Languages

  • ALL Gender Identities

  • ALL Sexual Orientations

  • ALL Abilities

  • ALL Religions

  • ALL Ages

ALL are welcome and ALL are safe here!

The Seven Grandfather Teachings hold the values from this philosophy: humility, respect, love, wisdom, honesty, truth and courage. Each of these give us specific principles to live by. Our Anishinaabe values and principles for living our lives are timeless and have been the foundation of our resilience through intense challenges in our tribal history. They were handed down through generations and represent a continuation of our history and way of life. 

At Red Lake Nation College, we use, follow, encourage and support these Ojibwe culture principles and values. RLNC promotes and expects respectful and inclusive behavior that does not endanger, threaten, or infringe on the rights of others.  In doing so, RLNC embraces the diversity of all there is.

RLNC honors our commitment to diversity, by fostering an inclusive environment where every student has the same opportunity to access and be successful in their education.  We offer an array of resources such as financial and student support programs, academic assistance, high quality academic content and equitable academic standards.  

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