Future Wabanaki Coordinator
Chelsea is Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Cree, and Celtic. She grew up in a military family and calls Trout River, Newfoundland home even without living there for a while. She holds a diploma as an aircraft maintenance technician from Algonquin College, a Bachelor of Integrated Studies, and is completing a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick.
In her role, Chelsea aids Indigenous students find meaningful experiential learning opportunities and work placements. She helps create cultural experiential learning activities for students, faculty, staff, and the STU community at large.
“I’m dedicated to upholding the treaties signed by all our ancestors, that we are to work nation to nation. Sharing our culture, recognizing our differences, and celebrating and protecting the land we all live on. Through this position I have the honour of helping Indigenous students find meaningful internships, community experiences, and sharing our beautiful Wabanaki culture.”
Miigam’agan provides support to Indigenous students and acts as a link between the university and First Nation communities.
“My role is to offer support, drawing from our cultural values and working to create a sense of community for First Nation students."
Chancellor of St. Thomas University and Endowed Chair in Native Studies
The Hon. Graydon Nicholas, Order of New Brunswick, was the 30th Lieutenant Governor of NB (2009-2014) and the first Indigenous person to hold this office. He is Chancellor of St. Thomas University and the Endowed Chair in Native Studies at STU.