Raising of St. Mary’s tipi a symbolic step in journey St. Mary’s University’s Director of Indigenous Initiatives Michelle Scott had a dream when she joined the institution a few years ago. That dream, to one day raise a tipi in the traditional way on the St. Mary’s campus, was realized on Monday, June [...]
Join us as we Celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week activities on the St. Mary’s University campus with four unique cultural sessions!
Under the guidance of St. Mary’s Elder, Case Eagle Speaker and the Indigenous Advisory Council, St. Mary’s University has chosen to hold a separate ceremony honouring Indigenous graduands with their families in a traditional, Indigenous ceremony before the formal convocation. In keeping with the intimate and personal style, the smaller ceremony is held before the [...]
Upon arrival at St. Mary’s University, Michelle Scott, Director of Indigenous Initiatives at StMU fell in love with the idea of the institution carrying a tipi but had no idea what the incredible journey would entail. St. Mary’s has been extremely fortunate to have had many Indigenous Knowledge-Keepers, Elders and community leaders whose combined patience, [...]
On Tuesday, April 4 members of the St. Mary’s University Lightning basketball program partnered with members from Tsuut’ina Junior & Senior High school to host a basketball clinic for students of the school. “We have been building our relationship with Tsuut’ina in many ways and when I reached out about these basketball clinics everyone agreed [...]
Exploring your own story – St. Mary’s students celebrate completion of second Igniting the Fire course
On Friday March, 17 five St. Mary’s University students celebrated the completion of Igniting the Fire: Storying the Urban Warrior course, a non-credit University course that focused on Indigenous literacies through engagement with the arts. Modelled after St. Mary’s landmark Humanities 101 program, the participants in the Igniting the Fire celebration of learning were all [...]