Mount Royal University’s Iniskim Centre offers programs and services to increase the engagement and success of Indigenous students while raising awareness of Indigenous peoples and cultures. Mount Royal University is located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot people, the Niitsitapi. The centre recognizes and respects the diversity of all Indigenous peoples of Canada. The centre also increases the awareness of distinct Indigenous cultures, history and protocols across the University.
With any program a student chooses, the Iniskim Centre will be there to help them prepare to succeed in their academic pursuits and future career. The Inskim Centre is here to encourage students throughout their program of study, providing resources such as academic and cultural support, academic advising, writing support, and scholarship information.
ABORIGINAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM
This program is a comprehensive support system designed to support students as they work towards a career in science and technology.
ABORIGINAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Preparing students to pursue a postsecondary education with three levels of study providing upgrading in Math, English, Native Studies, and Science.
INDIGENOUS STUDENT HOUSING
A supportive community of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous students who live on campus. There are single units and family units at affordable rates. All students in the program gather for monthly social events.
MEDICINE TRAIL (NAATO’OHSOKOY) PROGRAM
Students can visit a coordinator and be a part of small and large group cultural teachings. They may also see a coordinator for support and guidance. The Iniskim Centre offers students a place and the resources to smudge each morning and hosts various ceremonies throughout the year.
A coordinator will also support professors by connecting them with wisdom keepers and elders.
STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAM
Students have access to many of the resources provided by the centre such as, academic support, peer mentorship, counseling services, financial information, instructor office hours and tutorials. As a mentor, a student success coordinator will work with students to help ensure success.
To learn more about the Iniskim Centre and all supports available for Indigenous students, visit mru.ca/IndigenousMRU