Indigenous Student Services

Balancing strong academic foundations with Indigenous culture

NorQuest College provides learners with a complete education that balances strong academic foundations with Indigenous culture. At NorQuest College, we approach working with Indigenous students and communities through Wahkohtowin. Wahkohtowin is a Cree concept of connectedness. We are focused on relationships and the relationships between everything. As an Indigenous student, you represent not only yourself, but your family, community, and ancestors. NorQuest College is moving forward in a good way to pay respect to everything that represents you.

Our inclusive approach supports our diverse learners. NorQuest prepares graduates for work in a wide range of environments, including Indigenous communities. Our goal is for you to see yourself in the college space, in the classroom, and in the curriculum. The Indigenous Relations & Supports team works to improve student supports, reduce barriers, and make NorQuest College the choice for Indigenous students.

We have an extensive network of services tailored to the needs of Indigenous learners. Our services include Indigenous student support services and Elder support. The Indigenous Student Center is a place for you to feel welcome. Meet other Indigenous students, have a safe space to practice culture and language, take a break, and relax in this space dedicated to you.

A place for learners like you.

NorQuest College has created a welcoming space for Indigenous students to build relationships, learn from knowledge keepers, and help shape the future of the college’s Indigenization initiatives.

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  • NorQuest’s Indigenous Imperative

    NorQuest College is committed to advancing reconciliation, and Indigenization is embedded at the core of the college; it’s an imperative. NorQuest’s Indigenization Strategy, Wahkohtowin – a Cree word that roughly translates to everything is related – and our Indigenous Imperative Roadmap are central to building an institution that makes students feel welcomed, supported, and primed for success. NorQuest works with Indigenous communities to ensure Indigenous knowledge is designed into our institution so that we are better able to build programs that are relevant to the needs of those communities.

Treaty Acknowledgement

 Play treaty Acknowledgement

I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are on the traditional lands referred to as Treaty 6 Territory and that the City of Edmonton and all the people here are beneficiaries of this peace and friendship treaty. Treaty 6 encompasses the traditional territories of numerous western First Nations as well as the M├ętis people who have called this area home since time immemorial. NorQuest College is dedicated to ensuring that the spirit of Treaty 6 is honoured and respected.

Knowledge Keepers

Spiritual and cultural guidance serving students, staff, and faculty at NorQuest College. Elders provide support for NorQuest’s Indigenous community through counselling, spiritual guidance, and healing circles.

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