Indigenous Student Centre Staff

Welcome from the Indigenous Student Centre staff! Our staff pride ourselves on offering wholistic student support based on the values of helping and serving through Indigenous ways of knowing. We provide various supports to help you navigate the university system throughout your entire experience at Western from acceptance to graduation. Feel free to stop by any one of our offices, we are excited to get to know you.

Amanda Myers

Amanda Myers

Director, Indigenous Student Centre

e: amanda.myers@uwo.ca
t: 519.661.3117, 86423
Indigenous Student Centre
Western Student Services Building Rm. 2100
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7

Mandy Bragg

Mandy Bragg

Academic Advisor

e: abragg22@uwo.ca
t: 519.661.2111, 84033
Indigenous Student Centre
Western Student Services Building Rm. 2100
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7

Kylie Brussette

Kylie Bressette

Manager of Admissions and Enrollment

e: kbresse@uwo.ca
t: 519.661.2111 x89176
Indigenous Student Centre
Western Student Services Building Rm. 2100
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7

Ashley Kewayosh Samuel

Ashley Kewayosh Samuel

Student Opportunities Coordinator

e: akewayos@uwo.ca
t: 519.661.2111, 85731
Indigenous Student Centre
Western Student Services Building Rm. 2100
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7

Misko Kicknosway

Misko Kicknosway

Administrative Assistant

e: nkicknos@uwo.ca
Indigenous Student Centre
Western Student Services Building Rm. 2100
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7


Currently Vaccant

Community Enhancement Coordinator

e: zlazorec@uwo.ca
t: 519.661.2111, 88567
Indigenous Student Centre
Western Student Services Building Rm. 2100
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7

Kelly Nicholas

Kelly Nicholas

Administration Assistant

e: kjnichol@uwo.ca
t: 519.661.2111, 85533
Indigenous Student Centre
Western Student Services Building Rm. 2100
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7

Donna Noah

Donna Noah

Indigenous Financial Aid Coordinator

e: dnoah@uwo.ca
t: 519.661.2111, 86437
Indigenous Student Centre
Western Student Services Building Rm. 2100
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7

Paul Porter

Paul Porter

Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator

e: pporter@uwo.ca
t: 519.661.2111, 84442
Indigenous Student Centre
Western Student Services Building Rm. 2100
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3K7





Amanda Myers, Director of Indigenous Student Centre

Amanda MyersWaynaboozhoo Kitaay Bizhikikwe ndizhinikaaz, waabizheshi ndodem. Anishinaabe/Métis ndow, bezho Mide kwe ndow. I have worked with the Indigenous Student Centre at Western over the past seven years and have focused my educational studies on identity. I choose to focus on identity, as someone whose ancestors chose not to register in a community, who chose to live their life as they always had, off the land. I draw on my family lineage which connects me to many communities in Ontario, northern Wisconsin and Michigan through my Cadotte/Cadeau and Myers/Maillette ancestors. I now call London home, recently completing the Master of Professional Education, focused on Indigenous Educational Leadership and Identity through Western and hosted by Six Nations Polytechnic. I am a proud mother and auntie, visual artist and goldsmith.


Mandy Bragg, Academic Advisor

Mandy Bragg

Koola Maalsi! My name is Mandy and I am the Access Transition Opportunities (ATO) Counsellor. I am from the Munsee Delaware Nation, and I have been at Western for many years, now. I am dedicated to creating a supportive and healthy learning environment for you and your peers. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and keeping in touch with nature. Please feel free to drop by, and say hi! 


Kylie Brussette, Manager of Admissions and Enrollment

Kylie Brussette

Boozhoo, Biisawaan-Ginii ndizhinikaaz, Anishnaabe kwe niin daaw, mzhiki ndodem. Hello! My name is Kylie and I am Ojibwe/Potawatomi/Métis/Cree from the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation in Southwestern, Ontario. I graduated from Western University with a Major in English Language and Literature and a Minor in First Nations Studies. My time here at Western helped me realize that my strengths reside in working with Indigenous peoples, particularly at the community level. I spent the majority of my time after graduation working with my own First Nation community which taught me the value of learning from my own people and the importance of providing positive and healthy programming for our youth. I have always been passionate about encouraging Indigenous people to continue their educational journey into post-secondary as I have experienced first-hand the benefit that it has had on my life as an Indigenous woman. The opportunities that Western’s Indigenous Student Centre provide falls in line with one of the key values I hold dear to my heart: I want to see Indigenous peoples succeed. To any prospective or new students, we are here to help you achieve your goals. Miigwech!


Ashley Kewayosh Samuel, Student Opportunities Coordinator

Ashley Kewayosh Samuel

Waywayni-Boozhoo, I am an Anishinabe kwe from the beautiful Bkejwanong Unceded Territory. I grew up there surrounded by water and extended family.

I was once a very young new student at Western. I know what it's like to feel isolated, to struggle and to not ask for help. I want a better story for students in 2021.

For the past 12 years I have been supporting Western students in their university journey. I do my best to ensure that students feel welcome, connected and find what they need. I hope to see you soon!


Misko Kicknosway, Administrative Assistant

Ashley Kewayosh Samuel

Boozhoo Misko Banaishe n’dizhinkawz, Wahbashayshe n’doodem, Qamani’tuaq guyah Bkejwanong n’dojibaa. Dishkan Ziibi n’donji. Inuk Anishinabe Mide Kwe n’dow. (Greetings, my name is Misko Banaishe. I’m from the marten clan. My home is both Baker Lake and Walpole Island, but I live in London. I am an Inuk Anishinabe and Mide woman).

I am currently in my 3rd year at King’s University College with a major in Criminology, and a double minor in Indigenous Studies and Dance.

This year I am fortunate enough to be this year’s Indigenous Students' Association (ISA) President!

Besides being a full-time student, I am an administative assistant at the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC). At ISC I help out the staff with tasks, as well as students. On my free time I love being outside, and crafting.


Zeeta Lazore Cayuga, Community Enhancement Coordinator

Zeeta Lazore Cayuga

Shé:kon sewakwé:kon! Zeeta yónkyats, Ononta’kehá:ka nì’i. Ohkwá:ri niwaki’tarò:ten tahnon Ohswé:ken nitewaké:no. Onón:takon wa'kená:kere' .

I'm Zeeta and I'm Onondaga from Six Nations. I graduated from Western University with a Honours Specialization in Indigenous Studies. The amazing Onkwehonwe community at Western helped shape who I am today, which is why I am so excited to be able to support our undergraduate and graduate student leaders, and support youth outreach programming! 


Kelly Nicholas, Administrative Assistant

Kelly Nicholas

Tsyolut niyukits, Thayuni niwahkitalot^, Onyota'a:ka niwahkuhutsyot^,Kohslakanen wakaneklatu Shekoli/Greetings. My English name is Kelly Nicholas, I’m wolf clan of the Oneida Nation located southwest of London where I live with my family. I have worked at Western University since 1997 in various capacities within Indigenous Student Centre. I enjoy working with the Indigenous Student Centre Team to offer support and encouragement to all Indigenous Students who have chosen Western as their academic path to learning.


Donna Noah, Indigenous Financial Aid Coordinator

Donna Noah

Koolamalsi, my name is Donna and I am bear clan, Lunaapeew from Munsee Delaware Nation. I graduated from Western University in 2018 with an Honors Specialization in First Nations Studies. Prior to attending Western I attended St. Clair College where I obtained a Native Community Worker diploma. During my five years at Western I became very involved in the Indigenous community from being a part of a women’s traditional singing group and a part of the Indigenous Student Association as Cultural Coordinator, along with many other fun and exciting opportunities that are available here at Western and in the Indigenous Student Centre. My time at Western has been a great experience and has given me the tools, knowledge and confidence to pursue my passions and has opened doors to great opportunities. I am looking forward to meeting incoming students and I hope to be a support during your journey here at Western.


Paul Porter, Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator

Paul PorterSgę:no, Donda:he ni’gyá:soh. Hnyagwai’ niwasesyaodę. Ganyęgëhono’ nywagöhwęjo:dę. Hi everyone! My name is Paul Porter. I am Mohawk Bear clan from Six Nations of the Grand River. I am currently finishing a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at Western University and am a graduate from Fanshawe College. I have been actively involved with the Indigenous Student Centre throughout my entire Undergraduate studies in various roles such as Mini University, Indigenous Student Association, Indigenous Academic Tutor program and volunteering for many programs offered through the centre. I also try to remain active in my home community by sitting on the Six Nations Youth Council. I greatly enjoy the sciences and volunteering with youth led initiatives and aim to promote pursuit of education in any form. I can’t wait to support future students in the transition to post-secondary education!