The First Nations House of Learning was established in 1987 as a unit within the President’s Office. The Director of the First Nations House of Learning is also the Senior Advisor to the President.
The mandate of the First Nations House of Learning is to make the University’s vast resources more accessible to Aboriginal Peoples, and to improve the University’s ability to meet the needs of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.
To this end, the First Nations House of Learning is dedicated to providing a positive environment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, staff, and faculty. Following the “voices of our ancestors”, the spirit of the Longhouse is guided by the Longhouse Teachings of Respect, Relationships, Responsibility, and Reverence.