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kihêw waciston, 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 Centre, we offer personal, academic, financial and cultural support. While many of our services are directed at Indigenous students, kihêw waciston's doors are open to everyone in the MacEwan community.


Know who you are

Knowledge keeper and facilitator, Roxanne Tootoosis, invites Indigenous students, staff and faculty to work alongside her, building a bridge between the Indigenous traditional world and the world of post-secondary education at MacEwan. On your path, you will gain a deeper understanding of who you are.

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Scholarships & funding

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

Territorial statement

MacEwan University respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home. The first people's connection to the land teaches us about our inherent responsibility to protect and respect Mother Earth. With this land acknowledgment, we honour the ancestors and children who have been buried here, the missing and murdered Indigenous women and men and the ongoing collective healing for all human beings. We are reminded we are all treaty people and the responsibility we have to one another.