Welcome. Pjila'si. Bienvenue. Kulasihkulpa. Kwé. Weli'eksitpu'k.

Students in Mount Allison's Indigenous gathering space, Mawita'mkw.At Mount Allison you will be challenged by the academics, engaged by the extracurriculars, encouraged by newly-found relationships, and transformed by the experience. You will become part of a tight-knit campus community that is culturally diverse, supportive, and welcoming.

The University recognizes that we at Mount Allison are living, working, and playing on unceded lands and continue to take important steps to improve support and services for Indigenous students.

Indigenous Gathering Space
In September 2016, the University opened Mawita’mkw, a designated Indigenous gathering space on campus for Indigenous students and community members. Mawita’mkw will also be the location for Mount Allison’s first elder-in-residence, Elder Gilbert Sewell from Pabineau First Nation in New Brunswick. He is available to meet with students, faculty, and community members.

Indigenous Support Group
The official opening of Mount Allison's Indigenous gathering space, September 2016.The Indigenous Support Group is a student group of Indigenous students and allies dedicated to the discussions and concerns towards Indigenous issues. The group meets regularly during the year.

Indigenous Mentorship Program
The Indigenous Mentorship Program was implemented in September 2014. It pairs upper-year Indigenous students or allies from the Indigenous Support Group with first-year students to aid in the transition from high school to university. The upper-year students act as mentors, welcoming first-year students into the Mount Allison community and making sure they know how to access the available resources on campus to get the support they need.

Indigenous Affairs Co-ordinator
The co-ordinator works with staff, faculty, students, and volunteers across the University to develop pre-university enrichment programming, as well as services that will encourage Indigenous students to pursue academic excellence. The co-ordinator is also responsible for developing programming aimed at helping faculty, staff, and non-Indigenous students at Mount Allison to more fully understand and appreciate the rich and vibrant histories and cultures of Canada's native peoples.

Students must self-identify on their application to be contacted by the co-ordinator. If you have any questions, please contact us at indigenous@mta.ca, or call 506-364-2127.


To find out more, visit Indigenous student support.