U-M’s pipeline to underrepresented prospective students extended its reach recently with the launch of Campus KinoMaage, an on-campus residential experience geared to Native American students.
KinoMaage means “to share teachings” in Anishinaabe, the language of the Three Fires People — the Ojibwe, Odawa and Bodewadmi. In 1817, these tribes made the University of Michigan possible by their gift of substantial acreage, with the expressed wish that their descendants might one day be students at U-M.
“To be most effective, the pipeline has to be open before high school. So our initial focus was Camp KinoMaage residential science camp for middle school students at the university’s Biological Station near Pellston, Michigan. Now our new Campus KinoMaage program extends that pipeline into high school.”