Indigenous Support Office

Medicine Hat College honours and acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty 7 and neighbour to Treaty 4 territory, traditional lands of the Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), Piikani (Peigan), Stoney-Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina (Sarcee) as well as the Cree, Sioux, and the Saulteaux bands of the Ojibwa peoples. We also honour and acknowledge that we are on the homelands of the Métis Nation within Region III.

Beyond the warm welcome

The MHC Student Support Office is here to support all students with resources and information in regards to First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture, and assist with the integration and education of Indigenous culture on campus.

We offer a welcoming space for the college community to connect and experience Indigenous culture. Guest speakers, workshops, and events are hosted by the office to educate students, staff, and the public on Indigenous issues, traditions, and history. There are also opportunities in the community to take part in training, connect with resources, and visit surrounding communities for events and ceremonies.

The Coyote Council is a student-led group whose mandate is:

  • To gather to create and support the Indigenous voice and leadership on campus.
  • To learn and preserve Indigenous cultures while creating a learning space for others to be a part of our collective journey.

Learn more about this group on Facebook or visit the Indigenous support office, located in the G Wing.

Indigenous Services

The Indigenous Student Support Office is located in G Wing.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us:

Chasity Cairns,
(Saaám Aakii / Medicine Woman)

Manager, Indigenous Engagement & Student Supports
Tel: 403.504.3527
Room: G119A

David Restoule,
(Migizi-Wasaa-Ewaabit / Eagle who sees far)

Indigenous Student Specialist
Tel: 403.504.3503
Room: G119B