Student Supports

Welcome Indigenous students!
Please join us during your journey at Queen's University. Appointments can take place online or in person. We look forward to seeing you. 

Student Advising

Shé:kon sewakwé:kon, Jessica yonkyats Parks tewakhsennàsere. Wakathahyón:ni. Kanyen’kehá:ka niwakohwentyò:ten. Kenhté:ke nitewaké:nonh. Onkwehon:we advisor wako:tens tsi Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre tsi Queen’s University. Kanyen’kéha kateweyénstha. 

Jessica Parks (MEd) is Mohawk wolf clan from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and is the Indigenous Student Advisor at Four Directions. She is currently studying the Mohawk language which is a partnership program between Queen’s University and Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na. 

Jessica supports Indigenous students with academics, financial aid, housing, free tutoring services, career counselling, advising, personal skill development (e.g. study skills, goal setting, time management, etc.) and more. Jessica can also be your connection to all the resources and supports available across campus. Her goal is to facilitate the well-being and success of Indigenous students at Queen’s by supporting them in living a healthy, balanced life: academically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Jessica coordinates:

  • The Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) program 
  • Gather Together program
  • 4D's Indigenous Peer Mentoring program
  • Tutoring for Indigenous students 
  • Student Leadership opportunities

...and much more!

To contact Jessica please email her at jessica.parks@queensu.ca
 

Cultural Counselling

Lisa Doxtator (MSW, RSW) is Oneida (from the Thames) and Mohawk (from Six Nations) and sits with the Bears. She is a Cultural Counsellor at Four Directions, a position that is fully integrated with Student Wellness Services. Lisa provides individual/group counselling and therapy and offers wellness and cultural programming to Indigenous students. Lisa has a social work background, with experience in trauma and recovery. Lisa positions her therapeutic technique within an Indigenous worldview that acknowledges and validates Indigenous students' experiences and histories. 

To contact Lisa please email her at lmd9@queensu.ca

 

Amber Fuentealba (BISW, MSW, RSW) is an urban Indigenous woman from Saskatoon (Treaty 6) with Cree/settler roots. Her community is the Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan. She arrived in Kingston in the summer of 2023 from Calgary, where she previously worked as a Grief Counsellor for Alberta Health Services. Prior to that, she worked for University of Saskatchewan as an Intake Counsellor for Students. Amber is happy and excited to belong to the Four Directions team as a Cultural Counsellor, and get to know the Queen's community.

To contact Amber, please email her at amber.fuentealba@queensu.ca 

 

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