Join us at SAMRU’s 20th annual Round Dance! It’s a vibrant social gathering of friends new and old in celebration of Indigenous cultures and traditions. Everyone is welcome to attend (and dance!).
This event is part of the fourth annual Cultures of MRU, where we celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of Mount Royal’s campus with food, dance, music and illuminating talks. In the past, Cultures has been a week long, but we found we had way too much amazing programming to fit into just one week, so this year you you can travel the world with us all March long!
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!
Communi-Tea and Snacks
The newly created Indigenous and People of Colour Support Network invites you to join us for tea and snacks to brainstorm Cultural and Indigenous Inclusion programs and events. This event is open to students, faculty, and staff.
March 1, April 5, May 3 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Council Chambers (Z236)
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.
January 14, February 6, March 14, April 4 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)
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)
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)
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.
January 28, February 25, March 25 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.
January 9, February 5, March 19 | 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.
January 21, February 11, March 11, April 2 l 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. l Yellow Room (Z203)
Cultural and Indigenous Inclusion Programmer
Office: Wyckham House, Z205
Phone: (403) 440-7795