Indigenous Student Ambassadors (ISA)

The Indigenous Student Ambassadors is a student group created by Indigenous students on campus.

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Who We Are 

 The Indigenous Student Ambassador Program was created by Indigenous students from Kahnawà:ke who wanted to support fellow Indigenous students studying in post-secondary education in Quebec. We continue to move forward with the framework of a grassroots initiative to ensure the best opportunity for Indigenous students. 

Goals 

The Indigenous Student Ambassador Program was created with the idea of creating a safe and welcoming environment for indigenous students in post-secondary. The program continues with this goal along with many others such as Indigenization, cultural awareness, mentorship and more. 

How it started: Indigenizing a campus, inspiring a city – The Eastern Door  

Past Events and Achievements  

The Truth Series: A two-week, school-wide event with the intent to bring awareness to the truth of various topics as seen through an Indigenous viewpoint.  

Indigenous Voices Series: A week-long event that highlighted indigenous voices through various professions and experiences such as education, agriculture, media, and more.  

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Campus Truth and Reconciliation Initiatives

Champlain College Saint-Lambert has undertaken numerous activities to promote learning and foster awareness of the reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through education supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. With the support of faculty, staff, and a dynamic Community of Practice committee, our Champlain Indigenous Student Ambassadors are active in the community offering support to 1st year students, planning Indigenous Orientation Retreats, and increasing intercollegiate partnerships to work with Indigenous students from other Cégeps. Pedagogical Day activities such as blanket exercises and visits to Kahnawake and the First Nations Adult Education School Council continue to promote Indigenous consciousness. The George Wallace Library hosts an expanding Truth & Reconciliation Collection, which you can access through the Champlain TRC Community of Practice link on the Omnivox Portal.  

What We Offer  

PEER SUPPORT  

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 

 INDIGENOUS STUDENT CENTER (ISA ROOM)  

ACADEMIC SUPPORTS  

SAFE SPACE  

EDUCATION PATH HELP  

MENTORSHIP  

FINANCIAL AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT 

 CLASS PRESENTATIONS  

PED SUPPORT  

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT  

CONSULTATIONS  

EVENT COORDINATING  

INDIGINIZATION EFFORT 

Champlain College offers a certificate program, where you earn points through a combination of coursework, independent study, and extracurricular activities. Engage with a pressing social issue without extending your time to degree, and work with a faculty mentor who is an expert in the area that interests you!

We offer certificates in six areas including Indigenous and Decolonization Studies.

For more information, see the overview here: https://sway.office.com/Pf0Byfo2QGBf7TAr

For more information or to get involved, please contact Jennifer Kanerahtoronkwas Paul via MIO.

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