As Indigenous Support and Outreach Coordinator, Emily (she/her) provides cultural, emotional and spiritual support for Indigenous students at King’s. She serves as a mentor to students and ensures the application of Mi’kmaw perspectives, knowledge and approaches in support of student wellness and community building.
Her goals include providing support and assistance in accessing mental health supports, housing supports, and scholarships for Indigenous students. She provides opportunities for ceremony, hosts traditional crafting workshops and advocates for Indigenous students on and off campus. She was formerly King’s first Auntie in Residence and the first in Atlantic Canada.
Contact Emily by email at email@example.com. Her office is in the Mawio’mio’kuom, the Indigenous Students Centre in Alexandra Hall, first floor.
I am here at King’s to provide a wide range of support to underrepresented students on campus such as racialized, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+ persons and persons living with disabilities.
I am also here to support staff and faculty from underrepresented groups, or those who feel they need guidance to better support their students from diverse backgrounds.
If any members of the university community are experiencing issues concerning equity, diversity, inclusion, discrimination, or harassment, please contact me right away so we can begin to work towards a solution.
You can reach Jasmine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office is in the Link in the Deane Little Community Support Centre.
Michele Graveline (she/her) grew up in a Métis community within Treaty 5 in Northern Manitoba and relocated to Mi’kma’ki in 1995. She has been supporting Indigenous students in this territory since 2009, first in public schools and starting in 2017, at Dalhousie. Michele can be reached at email@example.com.
Kayla Bernard grew up in the Mi’kmaq community of Sipekne’katik First Nations, and now identifies as an urbanized Indigenous person due to the time spent in her new home of Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Kayla can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dalhousie’s Indigenous Student Centre is also open to students studying at King’s. The centre has an Indigenous Student Advisor available to meet with, and support student, as well as a computer lab for students to use. Email email@example.com., call 902-494-8863 or drop by the centre at 1321 Edward St., Halifax.
The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre provides an array of cultural, educational, family support and health and wellness services to the urban Indigenous community. They also offer support for employment and housing services.
2021 Brunswick Street, Suite 209,
Halifax, Nova Scotia,
This is a primary care clinic that provides culturally relevant care to members of the urban Indigenous community in Halifax Regional Municipality. Students can access this as an alternative to Dalhousie Student Health and Wellness, but must provide proof of First Nations status or association with a band, tribal council or Indigenous community. To make an appointment call 902-406-0851.
NADACA offers culturally-specific addictions counselling, treatment centres and online wellness programs for Indigenous people living in Nova Scotia. Individuals must provide proof of First Nations status or proof of association with a band in order to access services. Call 1-866-588-5954.
The Tawaak Housing Association works with government agencies to assist urban Indigenous households to obtain affordable and adequate shelter. Income is taken into account when determining eligibility and cost of house.
The helpline provides free, 24/7 access to culturally-relevant and trauma-informed counselling services. Available in some Indigenous languages, as well as English and French. Online chat is also available. Call 1-855-242-3310.
Provides support to individuals impacted by the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Call 1-844-413-6649
Residential School Survivor Support Line: 1-866-925-4419
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Emotional, cultural and professional support services are also available to Survivors and their families through the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program. Services can be accessed on an individual, family or group basis. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador: 1-866-414-8111