Royal Roads University members acknowledge that we learn, work, and live on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lkwungen (Songhees) ancestors and families. We also acknowledge the traditional lands and the history, and knowledge sharing with the neighbouring Nations, Scia’new (Beecher Bay) and T’Sou-ke (Sooke).
At Royal Roads University, we welcome Indigenous students and we’ve created a number of programs designed specifically to support our shared respect for the value of community, and customized training programs to allow prospective students to discover meaningful and practical tools to help preserve the cultural significance and manage community resources. The office of Indigenous Education and Student Services (IESS) offers academic, financial, and cultural support to assist and guide Indigenous and Metis students throughout their studies and time with Royal Roads.
IESS assists and helps guide program curriculum and development for Indigenous and Metis students, community members, and to support RRU faculty and students to also engage in a number of different research projects related to Indigenous and Metis culture and history.