Kihew Watston Indigenous Education Centre Female Student Painting Tipi


Kihew W̑atston, which means “eagle’s nest” in Cree, is a home away from home for MacEwan University's Indigenous students. Here you can gather, work and grow in a community that honours the distinctive knowledge of Indigenous peoples and supports you on your post-secondary journey.

As MacEwan University’s Indigenous Education Centre, we offer personal, academic, financial and cultural support. While many of our services are directed at Indigenous students, Kihew Watston's doors are open to everyone in the MacEwan community.

Kihew Watston Indigenous Education Centre Female Elder Crafting

Crafting with Khokum

Enjoy a cup of tea, learn an Indigenous craft, and visit with “grandma.” Elder Elsie Paul leads a drop-in crafting group twice a week in our gathering space. Learn to bead, make moccasins and sew ribbon shirts and skirts.

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Scholarships & funding

Prepare for the financial demands of university. Kihew Watston’s advisors can point you in the right direction if you have questions about funding sources, student loans, scholarships, bursaries and awards.

Territorial statement

We acknowledge that we are situated on Treaty Six Territory, traditional homeland of the Nehiyaw (Cree) and Métis Nation and gathering place of many Indigenous peoples including Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene and Nakota Sioux. We honour and respect the rich histories, languages and cultures of the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.