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. Additional on-campus and community-based resources for the Indigenous community at King’s will be announced in the 2022/23 academic year. 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

Indigenous Student Center

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

Rhema Ferguson (she/they), Equity Officer

Able to provide support and consultation to all members of the university community on all issues concerning equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, discrimination, and harassment Available to provide connections to on-campus and off-campus resources and supports Email rhema.ferguson@ukings.ca to make an appointment. Confidential call and text also available at 902-266-5103.

Jordan Roberts (she/her), Sexual Health and Safety Officer

Available to support students who have experienced sexualized violence. Jordan can provide trauma-informed active listening and help individuals decide what avenues and supports are best for them. Jordan can be reached by e-mail, phone call, or text. All communication is confidential. Email jordan.roberts@ukings.ca  or call/text 902-229-6123.

Isaac Wright, (they/them), Student Support Advisor

Available to talk to students looking for support in resource navigation, mental health, goal setting, or problem-solving. If you’re not sure where to go, Isaac can help find the answer. Able to help students access services at Dal Health and Wellness or in the community. Email isaac.wright@ukings.ca to make an appointment.

Peer Support Workers

The Peer Support Workers are King’s students available to provide peer support – this can look like active listening, problem solving, supportive discussions, or just hanging out in a quiet space. Each Peer Support worker hosts 4 support hours per week in the A&A building. The Peer Support workers also host events throughout the term. Peer Support drop-in hours, events and updates are posted on Instagram at @ukcpeersupport. You can also email peersupport@ukings.ca to get in touch.


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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