Resources and Services

Indigenous Student Support

King’s Auntie in Residence (Resident Nsukwi’)

Emily Pictou-Roberts is a proud member of Millbrook First Nation and granddaughter of living Shubenacadie Residential School survivor, Robert Pictou. A Mi’kmaw graduate of University of King’s College (BA Combined Honours in Early Modern Studies and History), and former History Interpreter at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre, she is inspired by the opportunity to combine her academic and cultural backgrounds as the first Nsukwi’ in Residence in Atlantic Canada.

As Auntie in Residence, Emily provides cultural, emotional, and spiritual support, ensuring the application of Mi’kmaw perspectives. Her goals as Resident Auntie include, but are not limited to:

  • Consolidating easy to access information on mental health supports, housing supports, and scholarships for Indigenous students
  • Providing opportunities for ceremony
  • Hosting traditional crafting workshops
  • Advocating for Indigenous students on and off campus

Most importantly, Emily’s main goal is simply to show up and be there for our Indigenous students.

Indigenous Student Centre

Location:                                     1321 Edward St

Telephone:                              (902) 494-8863



Dalhousie’s Indigenous Student Centre helps create a sense of cultural belonging to support your success while at King’s and/or Dalhousie. Our Indigenous Student Advisors provide support and advocacy for all of King’s/Dalhousie’s Indigenous students. We welcome you to make use of our cultural, educational, and career resources to enhance your university experience.

The Indigenous Student Centre provides:

  • one-on-one advising and advocacy
  • academic support through tutoring, study skills and writing skill development
  • quiet study space and a computer lab
  • access to cultural activities
  • information on scholarships and bursaries
  • a space to smudge


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