...a home away from home.
Red River College realizes how difficult it can be for students who choose to leave your family and friends, often by relocating to pursue your educational goals. We also know that the environment around you must offer the supports and services necessary to help you achieve those goals. The Aboriginal Student Support and Community Relations department offers a centre with many of the comforts of home to ensure your surroundings make you feel welcome.
Aboriginal Centre - The centre is located at the Notre Dame Campus however we also offer the same services at the Princess Street Campus in P210J. The staff are committed to ensuring wherever you are, you are home. There are kitchen facilities, a lounge area, conference room, computer lab, telephone, learning assistance lab, bulletin boards and a team ready to assist you in any way possible. We also realize that there are many questions you have about how to get started and we hope you can find many of the answers right here at your fingertips. Feel free to contact us with any question. We have also included several valuable links that may assist you with many of your questions.
Red River College
Building F Room 209
2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
phone: (204) 632-3773
fax: (204) 697-0303
We provide a positive environment for Students at Red River College. We assist Aboriginal Students in their adjustment to College life. We promote respectful cultural awareness for all Students and Staff.
If you are interested in learning more about how to obtain awards, bursaries and scholarships for Aboriginal students, see the booklet below...
8:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday
The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations department in partnership with Youth Serves Manitoba hires five students each year and are known amongst their peers as the R-Crew – Resource Crew. The R-Crew are leaders who support and encourage other students, assist with events and perform various administrative duties which develop and enhance their skill set. These students are role models and an integral part of our team who help to create our community on campus.
The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations department proudly introduces the 2011-2012 Resource Crew team!
From left to right: Amber Finnbogason, Jessica Cook, Tim Stevenson, Brent Simms, Nyomi Munroe.
Amber Finnbogason: Second year, Aboriginal Self-Government Administration
Amber brings the experience and knowledge of previous centre events and looks forward to fulfilling her role as an R-Crew member.
Jessica Cook: Third year, Business Administration Integrated
Jessica can always be found in the centre either studying or working on assignments and is excited about being part of the R-Crew and working as part of our team.
Tim Stevenson: First year, Community Development/Community Economic Development
Tim comes with a wealth of knowledge and volunteer experience. His previous experience working in the community will greatly compliment his role as an R-Crew member.
Brent Simms: Third year, Business Administration Integrated
Brent is excited to be part of R-Crew and looks forward the opportunities that will help him to increase his leadership skills for future employment.
Nyomi Munroe: Third year, Business Administration Integrated
We are pleased to welcome back Nyomi, who was one of last year’s R-Crew members. Her demonstrated initiative and hard work has once again earned her a position to work diligently with her R-Crew peers and will help to guide the other R-Crew members.
“It’s always a pleasure to meet and work with new people, R-Crew gave the opportunity to come out of my shell and embrace a full college experience. You get a great satisfaction when assisting students and staff here at Red River College. I was a little bit resentful when I first saw the post to apply for R-Crew members but, looking back at the experience, I’m so grateful that I participated. It made my final academic year at RRC so much better. I recommended it to all aboriginal current and future students. Thanks for the memories, Aboriginal Student Support Centre.”
– Brent Simms
Joining the R-crew was an easy decision for me. I had already started attending the events hosted at the Aboriginal Student Center and was looking for a way that I could become more involved. Being part of the R-crew allowed me to develop my skills and mingle with fellow students at the same time! From helping organize feasts and family fun nights, to participating in national panels and cultural events really helped complete my experience at Red River. I would have regretted not getting the chance to get work with the great staff here at RRC, they’re always there whether you are looking for a helping hand or someone to laugh with and these people are fantastic. The R-crew helped me develop my skill profile for after graduation as well. I now have experience and knowledge of event planning, human resources and project management. I would definitely recommend joining the R-crew; it’s a memorable experience and is a fantastic opportunity that should not be passed up.
– Amber Finnbogason
If you have any questions, feel free to call Tracy Brant at 204-632-2106 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Indigenous Education will be hosting a Beading Club to support Christi Belcourt’s initiative -- “Walking with Our Sisters: A Commemorative Art Installation for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada.”
600+ moccasin tops are needed to create one large collaborative art piece that will be installed for the public in various galleries across Canada
Please join us to create the beaded vamps – supplies will be provided and no experience is necessary
Red River College, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Aboriginal Support Centre, Room F209
Every Friday starting May 17, 2013 to June 14, 2013 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
For additional information call Tracy Brant at 204-632-2106 or email: email@example.com
Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations will be hosting Pipe Ceremony and Summer Feast on Monday, June 17, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The pipe ceremony and feast will be held outside in the D, E & F courtyard at the Notre Dame Campus. Alternate room will be in Room F209, Aboriginal Support Centre, in case of rain.
11:00am Pipe ceremony and Teachings on the Summer solstice
11:30 am Round Dance
12:00 pm Feast
**times may vary
**Traditionally, women wear long skirts for ceremonies.
Participants will learn about the cultural significance and purpose of a Pipe ceremony in addition to the purpose of summer feast. We invite all Pipe Carriers and Singers to come to our gathering and lend their gifts.
Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations is all about learning and sharing so we understand that you may need leave throughout the ceremony or arrive a bit later. This celebration is open to people coming and going-feel free to take a peak, sit down or stay all morning.
For additional information, please contact Tracy Brant at 204-632-2106 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce the 4th year of the Aboriginal Youth camp - HAWK (Hands on Activity Week for Kids)
This year, we are doing things a bit different; we are modifying the program to a 3-year cohort model - meaning we will be accepting 16 students, ages 10-12 years old to participate in the camp for three consecutive summers, free of charge. Our goal is to create an interest and comfort with RRC while exposing students to as many program/career options as possible. We also want to focus on self-esteem, self-identity, team building skills and cultural knowledge.
The programs we have chosen to highlight this year are: Carpentry, Greenspace Management, Stevenson Aviation, Chemistry/Bio Sciences and Civil Engineering.
The 2013 HAWK Camp will run the week of July 22nd – 26th, 2013.
To learn more, please contact:
HAWK Camp Coordinator
Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology
F214 - 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H 0J9
The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations is located on the second floor of F building, there is a computer Lab, kitchen facilities and resource library. But our best resource is the Staff. We can assist with a job search, your resume, a place to study and you have the opportunity to polish your computer skills. Visit building F room 209 today!