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.
Check out the events and programming that you can participate in.
Indigenous Student Graduation Spotlight
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.
Have a great idea for a virtual event or workshop? We have opened up our Project/Event Grant application form to provide funding and support to help individuals and groups host Aboriginal-based activities and educational events online! More information can be found in the application form below.
Sign up today!
With most classes being online and gatherings being limited, 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 the Otôtêmiwêwin Program (OP) to connect upper level Indigenous students with other lower level Indigenous students at the U of A. "Otôtêmiwêwin" is the Cree word for "friendship".
Click the button below for more information and to sign up!
Want to write an article for The Gateway?
We have recently partnered up with The Gateway to create a guest column featuring the writing of Indigenous students. Please email us if you are interested in writing an article for this column.
ISU Strategic Plan
2022-2023 Strategic Plan
The ISU Strategic Plan revised in November 2022 for the 2022-2023 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.