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The Native Centre

Director: Shawna Cunningham, BA, MA

The primary mandate of The Native Centre is to provide a culturally appropriate learning environment that encourages and supports the success of Aboriginal students in their pursuit of knowledge and higher education at the University of Calgary. The Native Centre provides academic, personal, and cultural support services and programs to prospective and current Aboriginal Students, and is a welcome and supportive learning environment for the whole campus community.


  • Pre-admissions advising
  • Program advising for Open Studies students
  • Advocacy for academic and non-academic student issues
  • Information and referrals to campus-wide services
  • Advising and advocacy for Aboriginal student funding
  • Peer tutoring and remedial support
  • Retention workshops
  • Cultural and spiritual advising


  • NAPI Ambassador Aboriginal Youth Outreach Program
  • LYNX: Aboriginal Student Career and Employment Program
  • ASSERT: Aboriginal Student Retention Program
  • Student Volunteer Opportunities
  • Aboriginal Student Access Program (ASAP)
  • Old Sun Community College Academic Outreach Program


  • Pipe Ceremonies
  • Women's Tea Ceremonies
  • Red Lodge Speakers Series
  • Potlucks
  • Recreational Field Trips and Social Events
  • TNC Annual Graduation Banquet and Pow-wow
  • First Nations Student Association’s Annual Native Awareness Days


  • The Red Lodge, Student Lounge
  • First Nations Student Association Offices
  • Computer Lab
  • Study Space

For more information, please contact us at:
Telephone: 403.220.6034
Fax: 403.220.6019
Location Room 390z MacEwan Student Centre