Empowering First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students

First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) students at the University of Alberta are investing not only in themselves but also into their communities and the larger community. FNMI students do not always have full access to all services and programs to enhance and support their success due to financial restraints and/or no personal support. If you would like to pay it forward and help FNMI students maximize their potential, please consider investing your time or monetary support.

Invest Money

Your donation to the First Peoples' House will help:

  • nurture a diverse, inclusive community of outstanding First Nation, Métis, and Inuit leaders from across North America,
  • increase enrollment, retention, and resources for FNMI students,
  • provide access to cultural programming and bring together community through ceremony, and
  • support student success and excellence.

Invest Time

Investing your time is a great way to connect with students and make a lasting impression in their lives. Sharing your story of your academic journey with all of its difficulty and jubilation is a rich resource for students still on their journey.

  • Share your stories of your post secondary experiences and academic journey.
  • Attend one of our events and offer your unique story as a guest speaker.
  • Offer a career profile for students to reference highlighting your faculty.

If you are interested in any of the above experiences, contact Tricia Beaudry at or call 780-492-5677.

Acknowledging Donors - mamihcitotamowin omekiw - ᒪᒥᐦᒋᑐᑕᒧᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᒣᑭᐤ

Herb Belcourt, Orval Belcourt, and George Brosseau

  • Donated a house in 2003 to the University of Alberta that is located in Garneau community.
  • Donated millions of dollars in scholarships and bursaries for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students in Alberta.
  • Donated a million dollars towards the Community Engagement Fund for the Annual Round Dance, Aboriginal Education Advisors Conference, and Convocation Banquets.

Dr. Debra Rankin & Brian Douglas Bennett Fund

We are grateful for the support provided to students by Dr. Debra Rankin and Brian Douglas Bennett, BSc '68.

Shell Canada

  • Bridges Orientation
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Stew and Bannock

Worley Parsons

  • 2012 Backpack Initiative
  • 9 new computers for student computer lab

Anonymous Donor

  • Backpack Initiative
  • Daily Fruit
  • Stew and Bannock