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

 Indigenous Student Handbook

 Working With Indigenous Peoples Handbook


Zabrina Whitman, MA
Coordinator, Indigenous Affairs

Darlene Copeland
Indigenous Student Advisor

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm