Indigenous Student Centre Staff

Naim Cardinal
Tân’si! My name is Naim Cardinal and I am the naim-cardinal.jpgIndigenous Community Engagement Advisor at NorQuest College. I grew up in a small community in northern Alberta called Fort Vermilion and I am a member of the Tallcree First Nation which is located in Treaty 8 territory. I have been living in Edmonton for 15 years as I moved here to attend post-secondary and was fortunate to find a career working with Indigenous people.

My role at NorQuest is to assist in helping to strengthen the relationship between the Indigenous community and NorQuest College. I really enjoy assisting students in any way I can and also providing them with new opportunities through programs and initiatives.

Pauline L’Hirondelle
Tân’si! I am a fluent Cree speaker of Metis descent naim-cardinal.jpgfrom Treaty 8 territory. I was raised in a northern Indigenous community where the lifestyle between the Cree and Metis was indistinguishable.

I attended residential school for a number of years before going onto public school. I left school and home after grade nine and began supporting myself with various jobs. After being out of school for almost 15 years, I returned to upgrade at NorQuest College to provide a more secure future for my family, then completed a Bachelor’s degree in Native Studies at the University of Alberta in 1994.

As part of the Indigenous program support team, I identify and review services, learning programs and staff development in relation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action.

My role also entails identifying major barriers to student success, and having daily contact with students to discuss concerns and make referrals to internal and external community resources. A final role involves delivering and organizing culturally sensitive/TRC reconciliation presentations and fairs that provide meaningful information to students and staff.

Luella Massey
I am a proud Metis woman and have focused on naim-cardinal.jpghelping Indigenous people throughout my career.
For the past 17 years I have been employed with NorQuest College as an Indigenous Liaison and Student Advisor.

My role is to be a ”go-to person” for Indigenous students to smoothly transition through college programs and services. I also provide information and awareness of the new Indigenous Student Centre and the services including Elder Support, Indigenous ceremonies and the RBC Indigenous Mentorship Program.

Some of my specific duties are to provide support services to Indigenous students including: Indigenous funding options, case management, and liaising with funders.

Elizabeth Routledgenaim-cardinal.jpg
Tân’si! My name is Elizabeth Routledge. I am the RBC Indigenous Liaison for the RBC Indigenous Mentorship Program here at NorQuest College.

I am proud Ojibway Women from Newmarket, Ontario, but raised in Edmonton. I chose to come to NorQuest because of the student engagement. This is where my passion is in helping the Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at NorQuest by creating a safe and welcoming space for them to come make friends and new memories.

Contact Information

Room 1-151, Singhmar Centre for Learning, Downtown Campus


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