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Indigenous Students' Union

University of Alberta

About Us

Indigenous Students' Union (ISU) operates as both a Student Representative Association (SRA) under the Students’ Union (UASU) and under the umbrella of the Dean of Students (DoS). We seek to create a safe and inclusive space for self-identified Indigenous students to re-affirm and foster balance in spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional health through the promotion of cultural, political, academic, athletic, and interpersonal interests.


2024-2025 Current Highlights

Check out the events and programming that you can participate in.

miyo-wîcihtowin Program

Sign up today!

It can be difficult to connect with other students and to navigate the U of A campus as a newer student. Because of this, we have created this program to connect upper level Indigenous students with other lower level Indigenous students at the U of A based on the Cree principle of miyo-wîcihtowin. (ᒥᔪ ᐑᒉᐦᑐᐏᐣ)

Click the button below for more information and to sign up!

otâpasinahikêw art community

Wednesdays 2-5pm (Fall/Winter semester), ISU Lounge

otâpasinahikêw meaning; artist who creates. This community aims to create kinship through art and create a space for Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students to share their skills.  It brings opportunities for students to have more access to traditional mediums practices while building relationships with Indigenous artists and communities. 

Childcare: Subsidies & Support

Open Year-Round

The ISU childcare subsidy offers a range of subsidy options to help Indigenous UofA students-who-parent alleviate some of the burdens associated with childcare. 

If you have any questions about the Childcare Subsidy or if you require help filling out an application, please contact the team at (please send completed forms to our email.)

Indigenous Student Graduation Spotlight

Accepting Responses Year-Round

Indigenous Graduates! We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments. Indigenous Students' Union would love the opportunity to spotlight you on our social media accounts to celebrate your journey! If you are interested, please fill out the google form below.

Project/Event Grants

Open Year-Round

Have a great idea for an event or workshop? We have opened up our Project/Event Grant application form to provide funding and support to help individuals and groups host Indigenous-based activities and educational events! More information can be found in the application form below.

Apply for a Director Role

Open Year-Round

Interested in getting more involved in ISU but don’t have time to commit to an executive position? Apply for a director role today!

ISU Strategic Plan

(2023-2024 plan coming soon)

The ISU Strategic Plan revised in November 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year. This document sets forth the goals and principles that will guide the Executive Committee of the Indigenous Students’ Union (ISU). The (ISU) operates as both a Student Representative Association under the Students’ Union and under the umbrella of the Dean of Students.

Meeting Minutes and Annual Financial Reports

Annual Reports

The ISU scheduled meeting minutes and annual financial reports for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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