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Indigenous Resources

The resources below are to help support Indigenous students through their educational journey at City University in Canada. If you are an Indigenous student at CityU and did not self-identify on your application, you can proudly identify yourself at any time by contacting a student advisor.  

Indigenous Scholarships 

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City University in Canada offers an Indigenous Student Scholarship! This scholarship is 25% of the quarterly tuition for each quarter for the duration of your studies at CityU.
Click here to learn more and apply.  
Indigenous Education Canada’s Future (Indspire)
Aboriginal Learning
Indigenous Professionals
Indigenous Canada

Virtual Gathering Space

Please see the calendar below for scheduled gatherings. These gatherings are to build relationships among the Indigenous community at CityU by creating an informal space to connect. These gatherings are a drop-in space for Indigenous students to meet with the Indigenous Campus Advocate and with each other. Drop-in as your schedule allows for a conversation and/or support.  

Gatherings until June 2023 will be occurring on the first Wednesday of the month from 3:00pm to 4:00pm PST (4:00pm – 5:00pm MST).  

Community and Cultural Events

Community and Cultural Events Calendar
  • May 5, 2023: Red Dress Day  
  • May 11, 2023: Moose Hide Campaign Day 
  • June 1-30, 2023: National Indigenous History Month 
  • June 21, 2023: National Indigenous Peoples’ Day! 
  • August 9, 2023: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 
  • September 30, 2023: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation 
  • January 4, 2024: National Ribbon Skirt Day

Student Support

Reach out!

CityU’s Indigenous Campus Advocate is honoured to welcome you and support you through your journey at CityU. Contact your Indigenous Campus Advocate with any concerns, questions, or requests you may have. Or, send her a message just to introduce yourself!

Welcome! I am Jalissa Schmidt, the Indigenous Campus Advocate at CityU Canada. I am a member of the Acho Dene Koe First Nation in Treaty 11 territory. I carry my ancestry through my maternal line, with my mother’s family originating from Fort Liard, Northwest Territories.  

However, I am local to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. I attended public school in Surrey, graduated with an undergraduate degree in Religion, Literature, and the Arts from the University of British Columbia, and earned my graduate degree in the humanities from Simon Fraser University. My education focusing on exploring cultural diversity and what it means to be human.

However, being a first-generation graduate, navigating university was a challenging experience. I am grateful for the Indigenous employment opportunities, resources, and scholarships that helped me through the unique barriers faced during my post-secondary education. They also helped me jump start my career, as these opportunities opened doors that may have otherwise been closed. 

My personal experiences have shown me how important these opportunities are to Indigenous students. Having support, scholarships, and opportunities can make an extraordinary difference in someone achieving their goals and finding success. It is through these opportunities that I find myself here, with the honour of being your Indigenous Campus Advocate. I hold this role with a deep sense of responsibility. I am here to advocate for you and what you need to be successful during your time at and beyond CityU. My (virtual) door is always open.  

To contact me, email me at: 

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