Reconciliation Resources

Reconciliation Resources

The University of King’s College sits on unceded Mi’kmaw territory. King’s is deeply committed to the work of Reconciliation and to creating an environment where Indigenous students, staff and faculty can thrive.

A variety of resources are available specifically to Indigenous students, members of staff and faculty at King’s. These include the Indigenous Student Centre and an Indigenous Student Advisor. In addition, support staff, including the Equity Officer and the Sexual Health & Safety Officer, are available to work with all members of the community, including staff and faculty. The Student Support Advisor and Peer Supporters are available to all students.


Resources for Indigenous Students, Faculty & Staff

Members of the King’s community, particularly settler Canadians, are exploring ways to bring the work of decolonization and reconciliation to their everyday practice. The resources below include information on how to bring this work and practice into your scholarly pursuits, financial choices, daily life and relationship to the land.

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Resources for Indigenous Students, Staff & Faculty

Auntie in Residence – Emily Pictou-Roberts

As Auntie in Residence, Emily provides cultural, emotional, and spiritual support, ensuring the application of Mi’kmaw perspectives. Her goals as Resident Auntie include, but are not limited to:

  • Consolidating easy to access information on mental health supports, housing supports, and scholarships for Indigenous students
  • Providing opportunities for ceremony
  • Hosting traditional crafting workshops
  • Advocating for Indigenous students on and off campus

Most importantly, Emily’s main goal is simply to show up and be there for our Indigenous students. She can be reached at auntie@ukings.ca.


Indigenous Student Centre at Dalhousie


Indigenous Student Advisor

Michelle Graveline, Indigenous Student Advisor at Dalhousie, provides support for all students who identify as Indigenous. She can be reached at mgraveline@dal.ca.

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

The mission of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre is “To improve the lives of aboriginal peoples living in an urban environment through social and cultural programing.”

Learn more and visit the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre at:
2021 Brunswick Street Suite 209,
Halifax, Nova Scotia,
B3K 2Y5
Phone: 902-420-1576

Crisis Support

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


Residential School Education

Financial Re-distribution

Settlers who are salaried can consider what it means to profit from paid holidays like the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Canada Day. How can this financial gain directly tied to colonialism be put back into the hands of Indigenous people and communities?

Daily Life

Relationship to the land

Further Learning

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