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Virtual Indigenous Student Centre



Tawaw! Welcome to mamawapowin, the Northern Lakes College Virtual Indigenous Student Centre. mamawapowin is a Cree word which means “the act of coming together or an organized meeting.” This virtual space has been created to bring together resources to support Indigenous students and those who want to learn about Indigenous culture. Learn about Indigenous Library resources, the Elders in Residence program, the Native Cultural Arts Museum and more, all in one spot. Check out featured Indigenous authors, short educational videos, and Indigenous student success stories. The virtual nature of this centre means that it is always available to our students, employees, and community members, wherever they may be and whenever they want to access it. For the most part, spellings of Cree words are guided by the Alberta Maskwacis Cree Online Dictionary.


Featured Story

Russel and Andy Alook

“Northern Lakes College has always been a part of Andy Alook’s life. As a youngster, he would often accompany his dad, Russell Alook, to the campus. Russell was an instructor in the College’s Academic Upgrading program at the Wabasca Campus for over 30 years. It was only natural that Andy would find himself as a student of the College.”

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Land Acknowledgment

Northern Lakes College respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 8 territory and Métis Nation of Alberta Districts 13 – 15 and 20 - 22, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis Peoples. We recognize the 15 First Nations and four Métis Settlements located throughout our service region.

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