First Peoples' House

First Peoples' House

Standing true to our beliefs as First Peoples and guided by our cultural teachings, the First Peoples' House provides an environment of empowerment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) learners to achieve personal and academic growth.

Our vision is to demonstrate our commitment to the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit student community on campus and provide services that reflect this responsibility. We will continue to honour the Indigenous worldview of education as a continuous ceremony of learning by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our student community at the University of Alberta. Learn more.

Transition Year Program

The Transition Year Program (TYP) is a University access program for FNMI students who may not be prepared to enter a faculty through the regular admissions route.

Student Housing

We work with Residence Services to offer secured residential options for FNMI students, including options for single students, families, and student couples.

Academic Resources

Academic supports and services are available to students directly in the First Peoples' House space, including librarians, writing mentors, photocopying, and more.

Financial Resources

Scholarships and funding opportunities are available specifically to FNMI students, as well as information on budgeting and external financial resources.

Cultural Resources

Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers provide support to FNMI students in the First Peoples' House space. A ceremonial room and other cultural supports are available.

Events and Programs

Various events and programs that support student social, physical, and academic well-being are held throughout the year. Events and opportunities are also held for the greater campus and city communities.


Volunteering is a great way to get involved with campus. We are always looking for volunteers for many different events and programs.

New and Prospective Students

Learn more about the U of A and steps involved with becoming a student, including self-declaring Aboriginal ancestry.