Aahwaatkamooksi peer mentorship program

Aahwaatkamooksi is a mentorship program for Indigenous students that offers access to older students and Elders in the community to support their academic, personal and cultural growth. 

Aahwaatkamooksi is a Blackfoot word translating in English to ‘creating friendships.’ The goal of this program is to provide specialized, holistic support to Indigenous students to reduce attrition rates and create leadership opportunities while increasing overall educational attainment in art, craft and design education.  

Experienced senior Indigenous students (mentors) are paired with first-year Indigenous students (mentees) to support collaborative learning and help them with their transition to post-secondary education. ​Mentors go through a comprehensive and holistic training process, which enhances their educational experience and fosters leadership. The ​Aahwaatkamooksi Peer Mentorship Program is made possible through the generous funding of Suncor Energy Foundation. 

Indigenous mentors

Azby Whitecalf
Azby Whitecalf
Georgina Metzler
Georgina Metzler
Hannah Fowler
Hannah Fowler
Jasmine MacGregor
Jasmine MacGregor

 

Jasmine Piper
Jasmine Piper

 

Kayla Gale
Kayla Gale

 

Smith Wright
Smith Wright

 

Stephanie One Spot
Stephanie One Spot

 

Thea Thomas
Thea Thomas

 

Brielle Reeves
Brielle Reeves