Cultural and Indigenous Inclusion Programming

The Yellow Room provides a space for students to immerse themselves in the diverse community of Mount Royal and share their experiences with peers. It’s a space to learn and network while discussing the similarities and differences across cultures.

Join us at any or all of the programs below!

International Student Eat & Greet

Everyone is welcome to come and visit! This program gives International students, and the broader Mount Royal community, an opportunity to meet new people and build connections.

Sept 20, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 6 l 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Aboriginal Ancestry Program

Learn to research your Metis or First Nations Ancestry to obtain funding and scholarships, and to learn about your family and culture. Meet with a researcher to explore your genealogy, regardless of your cultural heritage. Robin Kirk will be in the centre from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday while classes are in session during the Fall and Winter semesters.

Every Wednesday | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Drum Circle

Did you know that drumming reduces tension and anxiety? And it’s fun, too! There’s no reason not to join us every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. It’s a great way to meet friends, de-stress, and make some music! (Plus: free snacks!)

No rhythm? No problem: no experience is necessary to join this weekly drum circle.

Every Thursday | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Indigenous Crafts

Join guest instructors every Thursday to make simple jewelry, beading, or other crafts. We provide the supplies – all you need to do is show up!

Every Thursday | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Métis History

The history of the Metis people can be complicated. Our Metis historian and library can teach the basics and even go into further details about this part of Canadian history.   

Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26, & Dec 10 l 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Building Bridges: Tea and Bannock Talking Circle

Talking circles encourage dialogue across difference. Meet new people and enjoy free tea and bannock while engaging in open discussions on a wide variety of indigenous and international issues.

Oct 1, Nov 19, Dec 10 | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Indigenous Elder Program

Once a month an elder will be invited in to discuss a variety of subjects that students have interest in.

Sept 18, Oct 22, Nov 20, Dec 4 l 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. l Yellow Room (Z203)


Cory Cardinal
Cultural and Indigenous Inclusion Programmer
Office: Wyckham House, Z205
Email: c.cardinal
Phone: (403) 440-7795