Information for Indigenous Law Students

Calgary Territorial Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories of the People of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

Resources for Indigenous Law Students


Indigenous Law Students Association

The Indigenous Law Club aims to serve and support Indigenous students and raise awareness among non-Indigenous students and staff about legal issues that impact Indigenous People in Canada.

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Coordinator, Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation

Our Indigenous Coordinator works directly with Indigenous students through the offices of Admissions, Student Services, and Career & Professional Development. They also provide cultural supports and creates Indigenous initiatives for the Faculty.

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Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot

In Cree, "Kawaskimhon" means speaking with knowledge about what is right. Each year a team of UCalgary Law students participate 
in this national, non-adversarial moot designed to incorporate Indigenous values and concepts of dispute resolution.

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Writing Symbols Lodge

Writing Symbols Lodge provides academic, personal, and cultural support services and programs to prospective and current First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, and offers a welcoming and supportive learning environment for the whole campus community.

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UCalgary Office of Indigenous Engagement

The Office of Indigenous Engagement and ii' taa'poh'to'p guide UCalgary on its path of transformation, and communicate its commitment and responsibility for truth and reconciliation.

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Indigenous Relations Training Program

Open to students, staff, faculty and the public who are seeking development to gain a better understanding of the issues facing Canada's Indigenous population today, and how to build relationships with those communities.

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Funding for Indigenous Students

A variety of scholarships and awards are available from UCalgary for Indigenous law students:

Additional external funding sources: