Oki (Welcome) to the Iniskim Centre
The Iniskim Centre offers programs and services to increase the engagement and success of Indigenous students while raising awareness of Indigenous peoples and cultures. Mount Royal University is located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot people, the Niitsitapi. The centre recognizes and respects the diversity of all Indigenous peoples of Canada. The centre also increases the awareness of distinct Indigenous cultures, history and protocols across the University.
- Aboriginal Education Program
- Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program
- Indigenous Housing Program
- Medicine Trail Program
- Cultural and spiritual advising
- Academic advising
- Computer lab
- Resource room
140th Anniversary of Treaty 7
September 22 | 11 a.m. | East Gate Lawn | Open to All
Orange Shirt Day - "Every Child Matters"
Friday, September 29, 2017
Join Mount Royal University in recognizing the tens of thousands of residential school survivors. Learn more about Orange Shirt Day here.
Stop by the Iniskim Centre to pick up your Orange Shirt Day button.
Rock Your Mocs
November 13 - 17, 2017
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, November 15 is “Rock Your Mocs” Day. Join Mount Royal University in the celebration between Nov 13 - Nov 17 to celebrate your Native heritage by wearing your moccasins all day. Wear them to school or work. Wear them at home. Wear them if you go shopping. Naming of the Iniskim CentreLong ago, food had become scarce for the people of the plains. The inii (buffalo) showed compassion for them and sent a message through Weasel Woman. As she was collecting water from a river near her camp, she heard a stone calling to her from the bushes.
The stone told her how to perform a ceremony to call the buffalo towards a pisskan (buffalo jump). Weasel Woman took the Iniskim stone back to her camp and told the spiritual leaders about the ceremony. The people performed the ceremony and soon they began to have enough food, better shelter and tools by using all parts of the buffalo.
The Iniskim Centre is located in room C201, above Starbucks at the East Gate.