About us

Indigenous Student Services provides space and support for all students to engage with Indigenous cultures, practices, programs and services.

Learn about more Indigenous resources and initiatives at the University of Alberta

Why Self-declare?

Join one of the highest populations of Indigenous students among Canadian post-secondary institutions! By utilizing the university’s self-declaring process, you will be invited to events and activities specifically hosted for Indigenous students throughout the year. You will also be notified of volunteer, job and scholarship/award opportunities.

Self-declare Indigenous Identity


What Students Are Saying

“A lot of the person I’ve become today is from taking that first step into what’s available for me out there as someone who’s Métis. Truly embrace who you are and if you can’t do it all at once, do it one step at a time until you reach your goal.”

Ty Holmes
Indigenous Representative, Augustana Students' Association
Law, Crime, and Justice Studies, 1st year

Upcoming Activities


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Our Space

wahkohtowin Lodge

A central gathering space with comfy chairs and tables under the nehiyaw mîkiwahp (tipi) perfect for studying and meeting up with friends. Off-campus users should contact Conference Services at augconf@ualberta.ca to inquire about reserving the space for events.


Fitted with walls that slide open to the Lodge, this classroom space is flexible for meetings and seminars of various sizes!

Community Space

A gathering space for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. Coffee, tea and snacks are always available.



Indigenous Student Advising

Indigenous students can visit the wahkohtowin community space to connect with a student advisor, learn more about support services on campus and access cultural programming. 

Computer Lab, Printing, Photocopying, Scanning & more

The wahkohtowin community space has multiple computer stations and free printing, photocopying and scanning for Indigenous students.

Financial Support for Indigenous Students

Figuring out how to fund your education isn't always easy, and is definitely stressful! Indigenous Student Services at Augustana is here to help you figure out different funding options, work on developing a budget, support applications for scholarships, awards, bursaries and more.

Students with band funding or other third-party funding should contact Indigenous Student Services to coordinate their tuition, books and residence payments.

To learn more, please contact Indigenous Student Services at augustana.iss@ualberta.ca or Student Financial Support at bursaries@ualberta.ca to inquire about financial support.

Funding Opportunities

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Augustana Indigenous Speaker Series

The events in this series provide opportunities to engage with speakers, films, music, art and performances sharing perspectives from Indigenous peoples, cultures and traditions.

More information


Smudging on Campus

Augustana is a smudge-safe campus. 

Students in residence are welcome to smudge in their rooms.

All are welcome to smudge anytime in wahkohtowin classroom and community space, located on the lower level of the Forum, and the Multi-Faith Prayer Room, located in room 1-350B. 

For more information about Ceremony at the U of A, review the Ceremony Guidelines.



We'd love to hear from you!
Student Experience Coordinator, Indigenous Student Services
Office: L1-030, wahkohtowin Lodge, Forum
Phone: 780.679.1562
Email: augustana.iss@ualberta.ca