Indigenous Student Supports

P’jilasi / Kulasihkulpon / Welcome!

We are so glad you have chosen NBCC for your educational journey. At NBCC, our students always remain at the centre of everything we do. We know that navigating through College can be challenging sometimes. Our Indigenous Student Advising team can serve as your first point of contact to respond to inquiries and connect you with services and supports.

Indigenous Student Advising

Indigenous Student Advisors (ISAs) are here to support Indigenous students in their learning journey at NBCC and to assist in accessing the many supports and services that NBCC has to offer.

Indigenous Student Advisors serve as:

  • A liaison to Indigenous services at our six campuses.
  • A peer support, providing academic coaching, financial support (identifying bursaries, scholarships and potential funding sources) and cultural support to students and staff.
  • A host for activities throughout the year such as Elder visits, Indigenous teachings, and cultural sharing events.
  • And assist students with making connections to future employers and bridging to the workplace.

Connect with NBCC’s Indigenous Community

Several campuses have Indigenous Gathering Spaces. These are safe and peaceful spaces to meet other students, study, learn about Indigenous culture and more. We also have an online Facebook community, all are welcome to join.

Contact Us

Indigenous Student Advisors (ISAs) are a resource for Indigenous learners thinking about attending NBCC or are currently enrolled at NBCC. ISAs can answer your questions and help you find the information, services and tools you need to succeed. Contact one of our Indigenous Student Advisors today!

Nikki Dedam
Nikki Dedam
Supporting Saint John and Saint Andrews Campuses
Apollo Francis
Apollo Francis
Supporting Fredericton and Woodstock Campuses
Sheila Francis
Sheila Francis
Supporting Miramichi Campus
Denise Reidpath
Denise Reidpath
Supporting Moncton Campus

Indigenous Student Funding Options

Indigenous Students who are being sponsored by a third-party agency must submit a completed Sponsored Student Financial Information form (pdf) prior to their program/course start. Completed forms are to be forwarded to

Your Indigenous Student Advisor can assist with exploring NBCC’s scholarship and bursary opportunities available for Indigenous students. Here is a compiled list of additional Indigenous Student Scholarships and Bursaries Resources:

NBCC wishes to acknowledge the traditional territories of the Wabanaki People (People of the Dawn) on which our campus locations sit. The Wabanaki include Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey, Passamquoddy, Abenaki and Penobscot.