Supports for Students, Faculty & Staff
Providing quality, relevant and accessible services to our Indigenous students and college community is key to Indigenizing our programs and services.
The director, Indigenous education & engagement collaboratively leads the Indigenous Services team and advances reconciliation, Indigenization and decolonization at Selkirk College through engaging with Indigenous students, Elders, communities, Indigenous organizations and agencies, and college leadership. The director provides both day to day and forward-focused leadership for Indigenization, decolonization practices, Indigenous education programming and development, and teaching-learning stewardship to foster and create a college community that proudly and respectfully serves Indigenous students, employees and regional Nations and Métis communities.
The Indigenous Projects Lead provides culturally informed project and subject matter expertise to the college on managing initiatives, advising programs and supporting Nation partner educational relationships. The lead connects with Indigenization champions in different areas of the college to build capacity for system-wide change, ensure respectful and relevant partnerships, and support, advise and monitor Indigenous collaborative initiatives, such as experiential learning with Nation partner knowledge keepers and Elders.
A dedicated counsellor for Indigenous students helps prospective and current self-identified Indigenous students navigate post-secondary life. This could mean anything from identifying available funding, connecting students to cultural activities on campus and helping students exploring their relationship to their culture. The counsellor offers personal, academic and career counselling.
The Indigenous student navigator provides wrap-around services for Indigenous students at Selkirk College. Using a culturally appropriate and sensitive approach, the navigator connects with prospective students, supports cultural programming and helps maintain First Nation and Métis Nation partner relationships.
The Elders Program and cultural activities coordinator plans and coordinates cultural activities, events and outreach with a culturally responsive, holistic and respectful approach to support Indigenous student success.
Indigenous Services offers friendly and helpful support to all prospective and current Indigenous students through financial aid and sponsor advice, counselling support and shared cultural teachings and activities.