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To share unique educational experiences, rooted in Indigenous knowledge, thereby enhancing the strength of learners and communities.


Healthy, prosperous, and vibrant learners and communities through transformative learning experiences built on a foundation of Indigenous knowledge.


FNTI (First Nations Technical Institute), an Indigenous owned and controlled post-secondary institute, was created in 1985 through innovative and dynamic partnerships between the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council, FNTI Board of Directors, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, to provide access to post-secondary programs for Aboriginal people.

Over 4,000 students have successfully graduated from FNTI's certificate, diploma and degree parnership programs since its inception.