Elders at the College
The Aboriginal Education Coordinator at College of the Rockies can connect students and staff with Elders who may offer cultural, emotional, and/or spiritual support. Elders guide and assist with program development and provide teachings in the areas of cultural protocols, traditions, and history.
Non-Aboriginal students and others seeking information are welcome to visit the Aboriginal Gathering Place for more information.
Ktunaxa Elder Marguerite Cooper of Akisqnuk First Nation lives in Windermere BC and works with both the Invermere and Cranbrook campuses.
Ktunaxa Elder Herman Alpine of Aqam lives in Mayook and works with the Cranbrook Campus. Herman also works with Ktunaxa Child and Family Services.
Messages may be left for Marguerite and Herman with the Aboriginal Education Coordinator and Academic Advisor at 250-489-8209.