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.  

Senior Indigenous students (Mentors) support their peers and help newer students transition into post-secondary by working with elders, the Lodgepole Center, and other Indigenous students.

Contact the Lodgepole Center at lodgepolecenter@auarts.ca for more information or learn more on the Student Success Centre