Indigenous Services

Loyalist College’s Indigenous Centre, Tsi Titewaya’taró:roks, was established to ensure appropriate support for Indigenous students on campus, and to act as a liaison between College administration, Indigenous communities, and government agencies. Tsi Titewaya’taró:roks is a safe space for Indigenous students and community members at Loyalist – a gathering place that feels like home. It is also a place of learning and celebration where non-Indigenous staff and students can expand their cultural understanding. 

Loyalist College is built upon the lands governed by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement. We affirm and thank the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabeg, and Huron-Wendat nations for their continued caretaking of the land. We offer respect to Indigenous people from all nations who call this area home. We honour elders and traditional knowledge keepers, past, present, and future.

Our Goals

  • To introduce students to the requirements of College life
  • To maximize the opportunities for students to realize their full academic and personal potential
  • To provide a friendly environment in which students can further cultural activities in order to express and develop their Indigenous identity
  • To facilitate student participation in the overall life of the College community

A large portion of the Indigenous population consists of young adults requiring a College education. However, many Indigenous students find the adjustment to College a difficult process. This transition is made easier through the friendship, assistance and services provided by Tsi Titewaya’taró:roks.

Our Services

  • Pre-admission counselling to prospective students about admission, transcripts, funding and program planning
  • Orientation for new students
  • Academic and individual counselling for students presently enrolled at Loyalist College
  • Referral of Indigenous students considering other avenues of post-secondary education to other institutions
  • Remedial and Indigenous peer tutoring and mentor referral
  • Assistance to the Indigenous Student Council for special activities and events
  • Study space, including computers, internet and email, video and text library, and current Indigenous newsletters and papers

Tsi Titewaya’taró:roks retains a strong internal rapport with Loyalist College by:

  • Acting as liaison between the Indigenous community and the College
  • Providing information on Indigenous-related issues to other College departments
  • Setting up information workshops and seminars within the College
  • Referring students to other departments and services

Community Liaison

Tsi Titewaya’taró:roks maintains communication with outside agencies, educational institutions and Indigenous communities by:

  • Contacting Indigenous organizations, elders and community groups and informing them of activities within the College
  • Providing the Indigenous community with information about the College and off-campus courses
  • Visiting senior high schools, territorial vocational centres and colleges within Southern Ontario
  • Arranging on-campus tours and orientation sessions to encourage Indigenous participation at Loyalist College

Guidelines for Acknowledging Territory Protocols and Working with Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Community Members

The purpose of this document is to assist Loyalist College students and employees through the process of respectfully and ethically inviting, interacting, and collaborating with Indigenous Peoples and communities. These guidelines and protocols may also aid in the development of policies and procedures concerning teaching, research, employment, and strategies for outreach and engagement with Indigenous communities.

In-Class Presentation Request

Loyalist’s Indigenous Services team is available to visit your class, both on campus or off-site at high schools, territorial vocational centres and colleges within Southern Ontario. 

For current students, we can provide information on Indigenous-related issues; for future students we can share an overview of Loyalist, including our programs and services. 

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Indigenous Services
613-969-1913, ext. 2831

Room 3H9, Kente Building
Loyalist College
376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
PO Box 4200
Belleville, ON K8N 5B9

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