Upcoming Cultural & Indigenous Inclusion Programming

Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, SAMRU will be celebrating Black History Month with programming that uplifts the voices of members of the Black community and honours the multitude of lived experiences within the Black diaspora.

View the full schedule of events here.


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.   

January 15, February 12, March 25 l 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

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 21, February 3, March 10 | 1:00p.m. – 3:00 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 27, February 25, March 23 | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)