Indigenous Students

Acadia University is located in the Ancestral Territory of Mi’kma’ki. We are dedicated to growing programs that affirm and sustain Native cultures, values, languages, histories, and ways of life. Indigenous artists, elders, and community members meet on campus to promote learning at the academic, cultural and traditional levels. Students have an opportunity to create events and activities to celebrate and sustain aboriginal culture as well as bring attention to important community initiatives such as Sisters in Spirit.  

Aboriginal/First Nations Related Courses

  • ART 2013/23 Studio Art 1 and 2
  • ART 2053/63 Art and the Environment 1 and 2
  • HISTORY 2593 History of Canada’s First Nations
  • HISTORY 2773 Canada before Confederation
  • HISTORY 2783 Canada since 1867
  • POLITICS 2706 Identity and Citizenship in Canada
  • POLITICS 3063 Indigenous Law and Governance in Canada
  • POLITICS 4603 First Nations Peoples: Law, Politics and Policy in Canada
  • SOCIOLOGY 2413 First Nations/Canadian Aboriginals
  • THEATRE 2893 Theatre History: Restoration England to the Twentieth Century


  • Support: Welkaqnik - Aboriginal Gathering
Space and Resource Centre

  • Club: Indigenous Students Society of Acadia (ISSA)
  • Aboriginal Student Advisor:



Dion Kaszas M.A.
Coordinator of Indigenous Affairs and Student Advising
Rhodes Hall, Room 103
Ph: 902-585-1602
Fax: 902-585-1093