Indigenous ServicesStudent Experience

Welcome

Western’s Indigenous Services supports a diverse and growing Indigenous student population who come local First Nations communities as well as many others from across Turtle Island. The Indigenous student population at Western comprises of First Nations, Metis and Inuit students and is estimated to be a total of 450 Indigenous students.

Vision

Indigenous peoples are nourishing their Learning Spirits, actively engaging in the Western community through Indigenous Knowledge exchanges, fostering lifelong learning, and shaping leaders of tomorrow.

Purpose

Inspire Indigenous students to realize their full potential through a culturally responsive space, services, and advocacy that encourage wholistic and strength-based approaches to learning.

Goals

1.Increase Indigenous presence and inclusion across the University;
2.Increase Indigenous outreach, access, and engage Indigenous communities;
3.Increase Indigenous student transition, retention, graduation and advancement.