Indigenous Student Services

Our vision is to be responsive to your needs as an Indigenous student so that you can achieve your potential for success as a self-directed, independent learner. We are also here to provide support in a manner that is consistent with the cultures and values of our peoples, as well as to enhance and complement Douglas College values.

Our Indigenous Student Services centres offer a number of services including:

  • Culturally-appropriate support services, activities and events in the college and community
  • 1:1 support with the Indigenous Student Advisor
  • Assistance for future students while serving as advocates for current students
  • Student assistants are peer mentors who are available for additional support 
  • Transition into the workforce
Our centres also provide services for all students, including:
  • A quiet place for studying, reading, writing or taking a break
  • A place to meet, connect and make friends 
  • Computer, Internet and telephone access
  • Information on Indigenous history and culture
Whether you are a new student, a mature student, a full-time or part-time student, drop by one of our centres and find out how we can help you reach your goals.
  • We have Elders come visit, where students can seek spiritual/cultural guidance
  • Information about funding options for Status and non-status Indigenous students as well as bursaries, scholarships, awards, and student loans
  • Assistance finding accommodations and day care
  • Access to a range of academic workshops and one-on-one writing and research skills
  • Opportunities to participate in and witness traditional cultural presentations


You can meet our Elders at one of the many events/ceremonies that Douglas College holds. To make an appointment with one of our Elders please contact Dave Seaweed -


Salute to Indigenous students

"There is a longing in the heart of my people to reach out and grasp that which is needed for our survival. There is longing among the young of my nation to secure for themselves and their people the skills that will provide them with a sense of worth and purpose.

"They will be our new warriors. Their training will be much longer and more demanding more determination and separation from home and family. But they will emerge with their hands held forward to grasp the place in society that is rightfully theirs."

- Chief Dan George