Starting May 6th through summer 2024, Chancellor Paterson Library’s 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will be closed to replace the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For more information on our available services click here.

Nanda Gikendan Gamik is an Indigenous resource and cultural centre located on the 5th floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library. The name of the Centre was kindly gifted to the library by Lakehead University’s Indigenous Elders Council and it means Seek to know, seek to learn place.  The official Naming Ceremony was held in March 2024.

Northern Studies Resource Centre Resized

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) formed a committee to look at the national Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action Report with a mandate to identify what the library community can do to support reconciliation. The report provided many recommendations that were helpful in developing the space and the report can be found here.

Nanda Gikendan Gamik is a space where everyone will feel welcome and respected. The collection is exceptionally strong in relation to Indigenous history, culture, and language and contains both primary and secondary resources. The collection contains print resources of a regional and northern focus as well as important collections in microfilm/microfiche formats. More information can be found here.

Nanda Gikendan Gamik is open to all Lakehead University students, staff, faculty, and interested members of the community.

Location:  Library 5th floor, Chancellor Paterson Library, room 5007