RED LAKE NATION COLLEGE
Miigwech (Thank you) for considering joining our Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) family.
Like many of our students, I was the first member in my family to ever attend college. As first-generation
college students, additional challenges, such as lack of higher education experience and lack of family
role models who have attended college, must be faced. Therefore, many of our students lack the strong
support systems that many traditional college students take for granted. Our college staff and faculty step
in and help by serving as that crucial support system for our students.
We go “above-and-beyond” in addressing these challenges by providing, personalized attention to every
student. If you decide to attend RLNC, you are treated like family, not a student number. We begin by
assisting each student through the admissions process, then help them through the entire financial aid
process as well.
RLNC’s individualized support continues as all students have access to FREE tutoring in Math, English,
Science, or any RLNC class. The College also provides Success Mentors -- staff, faculty, and board
members who meet with students for one-on-one lunch discussions to discuss challenges, provide
encouragement, and advise students in strategies to reach their educational and employment goals.
The mission of Red Lake Nation College is to provide excellent higher education that is grounded in
Ojibwe language and culture. We are striving to encourage a stronger sense of Native self-identity and
self-confidence while teaching academic skills that prepare student for the next level of educational and
professional success in the 21 st century job market.
Ultimately, we want to see our students move on to attain Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Degrees,
Doctoral Degrees, or Professional Degrees and then return to the reservation as qualified teachers,
business managers, government leaders, doctors, nurses, lawyers or other professionals to lead our
reservation community to even greater prosperity.
To achieve this vision on a grander scale, our RLNC leadership and the Red Lake Tribal government
invested in our new, $11.4 million campus that opened in the Fall of 2015. Our new campus provides a
high-tech, 21 st century learning environment open to all students in Northern Minnesota and beyond.
We are building an exciting future and we invite you to join Our Family -- as a Red Lake Nation College
student, team member or donor. Miigwech again for your consideration!
Red Lake Nation College