Indigenous Students


Welkaqnik (meaning ‘a place of good feeling’), is the Indigenous gathering space at Acadia University. Welkaqnik was created to be a home away from home for Indigenous students, a place that fosters a sense of safety and security. 

Within Welkaqnik is the Indigenous Students Resource Centre, a welcoming location in the heart of campus where students can meet, plan social activities, or relax between classes. We also offer a computer with access to a colour printer and a library of electronic and hardcopy resource materials.

We are a walk-in centre for future and current students, and Indigenous students may request 24/7 swipe card access. Please stop by and say hello—we always have hot coffee on and occasionally snacks. I look forward to seeing you!

Zabrina Whitman, Coordinator of Indigenous Affairs, speaks at an event

 Working With Indigenous Peoples Handbook


Zabrina Whitman, MA
Coordinator, Indigenous Affairs

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm