The university signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council last month outlining the two-year pilot project.
This agreement marks the start of a long-term project to bring university education to the James Bay coast.
“This is another example of our commitment to our Indigenous communities and our continued efforts to create beneficial partnerships throughout the province,” said the university's president and vice-chancellor, Pierre Zundel.
University of Sudbury Indigenous Studies professor Emily Faries will be offering the first few courses starting in September.
In addition to the onsite courses, the students in the area are also encouraged to pursue their studies through distance education as the program offers several courses by correspondence.