NSSA serves the needs of students registered through the Faculty of
Native Studies and students enrolled in Native Studies courses at the
University of Alberta.
We acknowledge our University and Students’ Union are located on Treaty 6 Territory. We are grateful to be on Blackfoot, Cree, Nakota Sioux, Saulteaux, and Métis Nation territory; specifically the ancestral space of the Papaschase Cree. These Nations are our family, friends, faculty, staff, students, and peers. As members of the University of Alberta Students’ Union we honour the nation-to-nation treaty relationship. We aspire for our learning, research, teaching, and governance to respect Indigenous knowledges and traditions working towards a decolonial future.
focus on student-student, faculty-student, and student-community
relationship building, increasing opportunities for students to connect
classroom knowledge with communities, advocating for Native Studies
students within the Faculty of Native Studies (including other partnered
faculty disciplines) and the University of Alberta academic and
community environment, and increasing awareness regarding indigenous and
non-indigenous relationship dynamics.
a. Represent Native Studies students to the University of Alberta and the greater community;
b. Advocate for Native Studies students interests; and
c. Foster community among Native Studies students.