Indigenous Education Services


College of the Rockies Indigenous Education Team welcomes you! We also want to thank the Ktunaxa Nation, as each of our campuses are within the boundaries of their territory. Our staff is committed to providing a supportive, and inclusive environment for all.

We primarily serve First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and community members seeking to further their education or training. We also offer opportunities for all students, staff, faculty and external community members throughout the year. We seek to assist all who are interested in growing in their Indigenous knowledge.

Come and connect with our Student Mentors who would love to share their experiences at the College and help you get settled in to college life.

All new and returning members of our community are encouraged to like our Facebook page, where all updates about past, current, and future events are posted. If you have any events or news to share, let us know and we will post it to our Facebook page for you!

Aboriginal Gathering Place

The Aboriginal Gathering Place (AGP), was built and developed with the assistance of Ktunaxa partners and community members and students and staff at College of the Rockies. The AGP has a doors open policy.


Events

We plan many fun cultural events throughout the year, and invite you to join in on the fun! View: Events Calendar


Scholarships and Bursaries

As an Indigenous student there are many opportunities to offset the costs of tuition, books and living expenses. A broad range of scholarships and bursaries, from many different institutions across Canada simply require an application. Refer to: Financial Aid


Self Declaration

All Indigenous students are strongly encouraged to self-identify on the College of the Rockies online application form upon RegistrationIf you did not declare you Indigenous ancestry when you applied to College of the Rockies and would now like to declare please fill out, save and send the following form to reghelp@cotr.bc.ca or print and bring to the Enrolment Services – Admissions/Registration counter:

Indigenous Self Declaration Form


* By definition, the term "Indigenous" at College of the Rockies is inclusive of all Canadians and Americans of Aboriginal ancestry: status First-Nations; non-status First-Nations; Métis; and Inuit.