Kina’masuti aqq Apognamasuti (Learning and Help)
Located in a cozy house on Melody Drive (lower level – access off of College Road), the Kin’masuti aqq Apognamasuti (Learning and Help) Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) supports students in an educational and culturally engaging space on the MSVU campus. As part of a larger strategy dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for Indigenous students attending the University, the ISC is a non-judgmental space where Indigenous and non-Indigenous students can gather, collaborate, and engage in dialogue around contemporary Indigenous issues.
The ISC offers academic advising, counselling, referrals, cultural and traditional activities, social support, and so much more.
What can you do at the ISC?
At the ISC you’ll find: computer stations; access to Wi-Fi; a group study area with a large table to seat up to 12 people; a lounge with comfortable seating; a large-screen TV; printing and faxing services; and a growing collection of Indigenous-based resource materials – many of which are available for loan. The ISC also hosts a number of events.
Indigenous Garden Students, faculty and staff are welcome to tend to our garden, filled with tobacco, sage, sunflowers, kale, and perennials. The ASC also dries the plants, particularly tobacco, to be used for smudging.
The Indigenous Student Centre strives to provide an opportunity to empower, encourage and educate all students of all nations in an environment rooted in indigenous cultures and values. Mount Saint Vincent University ta’n L’nu’k etl mawita’jik aq melkuktimi’tit kisi apoqnmasin aq kina’masin wen L’nuiktuk.
- Protection / kelo’timek
- Preservation / anko’timek
- Promotion / welkwija’luek
- Empowerment / melkuktimek
- Encouragement / ajipjutuek
- Education / kekina’mueyek
Indigenous Student Guide
The MSVU Indigenous Student Guide is filled with helpful information and resources for current and prospective Indigenous students.
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Find photos of the various events and initiatives led by the Indigenous Student Centre.
- Indigenous Initiatives
- Smudging Guidelines
- Conduct of Smudging Ceremonies
- Requesting Services of an Elder