Indigenous student support

Academic support for Indigenous students

The Indigenous Governance and Business Management (IGBM) program provides tutorial support in all academic areas to all First Nations, Métis and Inuit students on campus, regardless of major.

Request a tutor

If you're a student looking for help with course work or studying for your classes, there are tutors available to you at no charge.

To request a tutor, please complete the Indigenous student tutor request form

Become a tutor

If you are interested in providing academic support to an Indigenous student, please complete the Indigenous student tutor volunteer form

For other questions or to find out more about arranging for a tutor, please contact:

Rhonda Crow - Indigenous learning and program coordinator
Markin Hall M2061

Financing your education

There are several avenues of financial support available specifically to Indigenous students. Visit the Indigenous Awards page to find out more.

Are you an Indigenous graduate student in need of funding? The Aikimmisa Pookaiksi Graduate Scholarship in Management, was established in 2023 with you in mind, by the dean of the Dhillon School of Business, Dr. Kerry Godfrey, with gifts from the community. Application details here

Elders in residence

Elders from the Indigenous community are on campus each week to share knowledge and traditional practices, to offer guidance and support, for story telling, cultural teaching and spiritual mentoring. Indigenous Elder support is available to any University of Lethbridge student from any culture. You can view the Elders's schedules here (PDF). 

For more information, please contact:

Scotiabank Mentors Program

The FNMI Mentors Program is funded through a generous donation from Scotiabank and coordinated by the University of Lethbridge Dhillon School of Business Indigenous Governance and Business Management program office.

There are two types of mentoring opportunities available to you:

Youth mentorship

This program fosters a supportive relationship between a University of Lethbridge student mentor and two youth. Mentorship enables the participants to share common interests and spend time together in social activities such as games and sporting events, recreational activities such as swimming, bowling or the climbing wall, and powwows or other shared interests.

Alumni mentorship

If you are a current University of Lethbridge student, you may benefit from the wisdom and advice of University of Lethbridge Indigenous alumni. Alumni mentors are available to offer guidance and support throughout your university experience and help you build the confidence to reach your goals.

To get involved in the Scotiabank Mentors program, please contact

Iikaisskini Indigenous Services

For more information, resources and supports for Indigenous ULethbridge students, visit Iikaisskini Indigenous Services.