Aboriginal Student Services

Meet the Aboriginal Advisor

Meet Tansy Benedict, the Aboriginal Advisor/ Liaison (AAL) at CNC Burns Lake. As the Aboriginal Advisor/ Liaison, Tansy promotes and supports Aboriginal student success by providing access to Aboriginal resources and culturally relevant activities.

The Aboriginal Advisor Liaison (AAL) connects with students upon registration with goals that establish positive relationships early on in their learning journey. The AAL can assist with goal setting, registration, and post secondary funding applications while providing a safe and inclusive space within the ARC when these services are required.

As the Aboriginal Advisor/ Liaison, Tansy assists with Aboriginal student recruitment and will liaise between students, staff, local First Nations, and other community organizations and committees to provide for and foster healthy working relationships and to support the development and maintenance of student success rates.


Tansy Bennedict

Programs & Workshops

The Aboriginal Advisor/ Liaison (AAL) provides in-depth knowledge of Aboriginal culture and works to provide culturally relevant hands-on programs. Some of these programs and workshops include:

  • Drum making workshops
  • Traditional cooking and bannock making
  • Indigenous coffee/tea talks with elders
  • Cultural art projects and workshops  



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Counselling Services

Occasionally students experience times of distress or can become overwhelmed with their studies. Your AAL is available to provide safe one-on-one counselling services and wellness coaching to develop plans, and to address issues while using a strengths-based approach that will enhance personal growth and academic success. The AAL works collaboratively with other Students Services to optimize these student opportunities.

Additional counselling resources

Academic Advising

Our Academic Advisors are here to help you create your strategic educational plan. We will listen to your questions and share our insight and expertise in order for you to make your most informed decision. Together, we will help you to achieve your educational and career goals by assisting you in checking and selecting courses, learning about available resources, reviewing study plans, and more!

Additional Advising Information

Student Resources

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