Medicine Trail Program, Naato'ohsokay
The Medicine Trail Program provides cultural support to staff and students of the Iniskim Centre and throughout Mount Royal University Campus.
The Iniskim Centre is an academic support centre offering First Nations, Metis and Inuit students opportunities to enroll and succeed in Mount Royal University programs. Mount Royal University is located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot people, the Niitsitapi. The Iniskim Centre recognizes and respects the diversity of all Indigenous peoples of Canada. The Centre also increases the awareness of distinct Aboriginal cultures, history and protocols across the University. We are located in T110 on the second floor near the East Gate entrance.
You can visit the coordinator and be a part of small and large group cultural teachings. You may also see the coordinator for support and guidance. The Iniskim Centre offers students a place and the resources to smudge each morning and hosts various ceremonies throughout the year.
You may need to access the coordinator during your studies, as a resource or a guide on Indigenous studies and cultures. The coordinator also will support your professors by connecting them with wisdom keepers, elders, or resources. The Medicine Trail Program works with various departments and faculties to support curriculum and research. Elders and knowledge keepers are an important resource in a variety of courses and we are honoured that many are regularly on campus.
On campus, the coordinator provides cultural awareness training for students and staff, spiritual advising, networking opportunities, mentorship opportunities, and supports for our community.
For more information about the Medicine Trail Program contact:
Medicine Trail Program Administrator
We thank the Calgary Foundation for their support in 2016 for interim funding as we work towards meeting the goals of Indigenous Strategic Plan.