Indigenous Initiatives at St. Mary’s University

Land Acknowledgement

St. Mary’s University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda.  We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is Mohkinstsis which we now call the City of Calgary.  The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.  We have come together to collaborate.

Director of Indigenous Initiatives

Michelle_scottA little about our Director of Indigenous Initiatives: Michelle has always strongly identified with her First Nations ancestry. Growing up in central Newfoundland, her father learned to hunt and work the trap lines with his Mi’kmaq grandfather. Honouring the rich and culturally vibrant Blackfoot territory where St Mary’s University sits, and where she now calls home, Michelle is excited to welcome First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners to the campus as the FNMI office grows our services and supports. Michelle is in the Classroom Building, her office is always open to all students, staff and faculty. (403) 254-3133

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