ta-tawâw Student Centre


Upcoming Events



Tues., Sept. 5 - 12:00 pm - What's on your plate with kokum Brenda
Wed., Sept. 6 - 12:00 pm - Oma Luncheon
Wed., Sept. 6 - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm - Open house of ta-tawȃw 
Thu., Sept. 7 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Mon., Sept. 11 - 1:00 pm - Tobacco Ties with Kokum Brenda
Thu., Sept. 14 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Friday., Sept. 15 - 12:00 pm - Sexual Health (UR Pride Luncheon)
Mon, Sept. 18  - 1:00 pm - Tipi Teachings with Kokum Brenda
Tues., Sept. 19 - 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm - Library Tour & Utilizing Resources
Thu., Sept. 21 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Friday., Sept. 22 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Competition
Wed., Sept 27 - 12:00 pm - CESL Luncheon with Kendra
Thu., Sept 28 - 12:15 pm Smudge Teachings
Sun., Oct. 1 - 1:00 pm - Giving Thanks with Kokum Brenda
Tues., Oct. 3 - 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm Library drop in
Thu., Oct. 5 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Thu., Oct. 12 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Tues., Oct. 17 - 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm - Library Drop in
Wed., Oct. 18 - Midterm Mixer
Thu., Oct. 19 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Fri., Oct. 20 - 12:00 pm - Sexual Health (UR Pride Luncheon)
Thurs., Oct. 26 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Mon., Oct. 30 - 1:00 pm Circle of Life (worldview) with Kokum Brenda
Tues., Oct. 31 - Pumpkin Craving
Tues., Oct. 31 - 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm - Library Drop in



Thu., Nov. 2 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Thu., Nov. 9 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Mon., Nov. 13 - Grief of Loss with Kokum Brenda
Tues., Nov. 14 - 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm - Library Drop in 
Wed., Nov. 15 - Resume Writing with Kendra
Thu., Nov. 16 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Fri., Nov. 17 - Sexual Health Luncheon
Sat., Nov. 18 - Safe Talk Workshop
Wed., Nov. 22 - Job Search with Kendra
Thu., Nov. 23 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Mon., Nov. 27 - 1:00 pm - 7 Grandfather Teachings
Tues., Nov. 28 - 1:15 - 3:00 pm - Library Drop in
Wed., Nov. 29 - Mock Interviews with Kendra
Thu., Nov. 30 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings

Wed., Dec. 6 - Career Fair
Thu., Dec. 7 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Thu., Dec. 14 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings
Fri., Dec. 15 - 12:00 pm - Sexual Health Fridays
Thu., Dec. 21 - 12:15 pm - Smudge Teachings

Events Events Events

A Place Where Everyone Belongs

Personal, Professional, Cultural & Academic Development

Discover Your Direction | High School Students Conference
Discover Your Direction student conference primarly focuses on Indigeneous High School students. During the conference, students tour the University, stay overnight in residence and participate in breakout sessions delivered by faculty and heard from current University students about the challenges and rewards of campus life!
The 101 Aboriginal Student Orientation (Future Students)

The 101 Orientation

Meet New People. Explore Campus Life. Prepare for Success!

The ta-tawâw Student Centre offers The 101 - a one-day orientation to campus life for first-year indigenous students as well as indigenous students who started their university journey through online delivery. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the Elders on campus, find your classes, and meet new students and returning students before classes begin. It is an opportunity to get to know the campus and get prepared so you can tackle your first year! This orientation is free and meals are included. Make sure you press the "Register Here!" button to see the full schedule and the sign-up form. Register for the 101 Orientation Here!

nitôncipâmin omâ Student Success Program (Future and First Year Students)

The OMA Program

The nitôncipâmin omâ  Student Success Program (OMA Program) is designed to provide you with the most supportive learning environment as a first-year Indigenous student. The ASC acknowledges that all our students are leaders and within this program, we cultivate your leadership skills and assist you in becoming academic leaders on our campus by providing you with the tools you need to navigate your academic path successfully.

Benefits include connecting with other first-year students, detailed class material review sessions, priority access to tutors, cultural & social programming and scholarship opportunities (with the possibility of your first-year tuition paid for).  To learn more, click the link below! Learn more here!

Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition

Tipi Raising Competition: 

The annual Tipi Raising Competition at the University of Regina was initiated in 2008 by the late Cultural & Traditional Advisor Glen Anaquod (1948 - 2011) from Muscowpetung First Nation. The Anaquod family has a history of participating in Tipi Raising Competitions held during Treaty 4 celebrations. It was Advisor Anaquod’s wish to involve the University campus community, students and staff in such competitions.

The event provides a fun, friendly, and engaging environment for hands on learning about Indigenous culture and values. Celebrating the innovative structure of the tipi, we also explore what the tipi has to teach us in terms of our values; such as tending to our homes and families, the importance of teamwork, listening and observation, styles of leadership, and our ability to persevere in the face of obstacles. 

The competition is open to entries from university and high school students, and the general public. There are cash prizes to be won! Team prizes in each category are:

  • First place: $300
  • Second place: $200
  • Third place: $160

Competition Category Qualifications:

  • Campus - teams consist of four members (1 must be a registered university student)
  • Highschool Category - team must consist of four members (all must be high school students)
  • Women's Category - In honour of Constance Dubois and the essential ways women build and maintain our homefires, this category is reserved for competitors who self-identify as women.
  • Community - team must consist of four members

The 2023 Tipi Raising Competition will be held on September 22nd, 2023! Register here.


Neekaneewak (“they are leading”) Leadership Initiative (NLI)

The Neekaneewak Leadership Initiative is an Elder based leadership program that enhances cultural awareness and develop leadership skills in student participants through traditional and current ‘ways of knowing.’

All programs, events, and training opportunities offered through the ta-tawâw Student Centre are intentionally designed to support student leadership development. Through partnership with RBC students have an opportunity to receive $2,500 Leadership Award. Click here to learn more!

Free Seminars

In partnership with the Student Development Centre, Counselling Services, Indigenous Career Education, Library, URPride and many other departments and faculties, seminars are offered at the ta-tawâw Student Centre on various topics that focus on academic, personal, and professional Development.

Seminar topics include:

  • Preparing a Resume and Job Searching
  • Job Interview Skills
  • Career Exploration, Decision & Re-decision
  • Creating a Portfolio
  • Stress Management
  • Assertiveness
  • Note-taking and Reading
  • Final Exams
  • Procrastination
  • Discovering Your Learning Style
  • Time Management
  • Library Essentials: Finding Books and Articles
  • Conquering Your First Semester
  • Fostering a Respectful Work Place
  • Positive Space Network

Please see out events calendar for an up to date schedule of workshops and offerings. The ta-tawâw Student Centre welcomes and encourages all students to attend these informative and engaging seminars.

Cultural & Traditional Awareness

Celebrating and exploring culture and traditional knowledge is key to fostering a positive learning experience. Encouraging personal reflection while connecting with our communities provides each one of us with a sense of belonging that helps us to understand our place in this world as we fully realize our potential as learners and leaders in our communities.

These programs enable students, staff, and faculty to explore culture, practice, and knowledge:

Cultural Creativity
These workshops offer an opportunity to learn and exchange applications/techniques in a variety of creative mediums. Past workshops have included such projects as making and designing ribbon shirts, ribbon skirts, moccasins, beadwork, and loomwork.

Introduction to Powwow
Learn the tradition of powwow (dance, drum and song) through demonstrations and informal lectures.

Tipi Teachings
The Tipi Teachings are based on the significance of the tipi in Cree culture, and how the tipi serves as a representation of the key traditional values as they pertain to personhood, community and environment.

Please check our events calendar for upcoming sessions. 

Connecting with Your Community

Whether you are new to campus, to Regina, or have been here for a while, the ta-tawâw Student Centre is a great place to connect with other students, faculty and staff, and community members! Everyone is welcome in the centre, and we look forward to getting to know you!

There are also many other service organizations and clubs, on campus and in the larger community that are here to support you. Here are a number of useful links to help you get connected!

Useful Links

  • URSU - Universtiy of Regina Student Union
  • 211 Saskatchewan - supported through United Way, a comprehensive database of service organizations in Regina and surrounding area