An Aboriginal Student Advisor is available to discuss any questions or concerns students may have, from academic and program questions to funding information or concerns to housing opportunities. Contact us to make an appointment with the advisor.

Computer Lab

Seven computers are available for students to use in the First Peoples' House for internet and printing. This space also offers a study area and bulletin board postings for current events, community information, employment and volunteer opportunities, and scholarships and bursaries.

Librarians in Residence

The librarians will be in the First Peoples' House for drop-in hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • Anne

    My name is Anne (photo credit Hanne Pearce) and I'm the subject librarian for Native Studies. I also work with the staff of six First Nations college libraries across Alberta on the First Nations Information Connection (FNIC), a collaboration that involves a shared catalogue and research resources for students and faculty. 

    Two of the library's Indigenous Interns (Kayla and Lorisia) and I will be at ASSC on Wednesday afternoons to show you some ways to make research for your assignments easier! We can also put you in touch with your librarian for all your subject areas. You can contact the library any time for library help.

  • Kayla

    My name is Kayla, I am a Metis student, and an Indigenous Intern working with Rutherford Library. I recently graduated from the University of Alberta where I did a Bachelors of Art in Native Studies with honours. Currently I am working towards a Masters of Library and Information Studies, where my research interests include intellectual freedom, ethics, and social responsibility in the discipline of LIS. 

    Library searching can sometimes be confusing, but I am here to help. Working in a library setting has taught me tons of tips and tricks to make researching for papers and presentations much simpler, so feel free to ask me any questions.

Printing, Photocopying, Faxing and Telephone Services

Printing and photocopying services are available in our Centre. The first thirty copies are free to students; any subsequent pages are $0.10 each. Students can also use our fax machine for sending and receiving documents (no charge).

We offer free local calling on our courtesy phone, as well as free long-distance calling to bands and funding agencies.

Sewell Reference Room

The Sewell Reference Room, created in honour of Catherine Sewell and with the help of generous donations, offers hundreds of book titles highlighting Aboriginal themes and stories. Students and staff may sign-out our books on a 3 week loan. More information on sign-out procedures is available in the First Peoples' House.


Writing Mentors

The Writing Mentors program supports current undergraduate First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students in their academics, in particular their writing skills. Every student has resiliency and the drive to succeed — the Writing Mentors provide the guidance and positive reinforcement to encourage this success. 

The First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Writing Mentors will be assisting students with their course writing in a variety of disciplines. Mentors will be available in the First Peoples' House during specific time periods. 

Mentors to be announced Fall 2019.