Student Supports

Welcome Indigenous Students!

We're so happy you're here. We have a wealth of supports available to you, with the flexibility of connecting virtually or in-person. Learn more about these here!

Indigenous Advising

indigenous woman with purple beadwork and a black dress

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.

Hi everyone, my name is Jessica Parks. I am Wolf clan, Mohawk nation, and live in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. I am the Indigenous Advisor at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre at Queen’s University. I am currently studying the Mohawk language which is a partnership program between Queen’s University and Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na.

I support 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. Ican also be your connection to all the resources and supports available across campus. My 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. As the Indigenous Advisor, I coordinate:

  • The Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) program 
  • Gather Together programs and lifeskills workshops
  • Our Indigenous Peer Mentoring Program 
  • Ohsahèta Program
  • Tutoring
  • Hiring and supervision of our Student Leader positions!

To contact Jessica please email her at

Cultural Counselling

indigenous woman standing in front of trees

Lisa Doxtator is Oneida from the Thames, and Mohawk from Six Nations. She sits with the Bears. Lisa is the 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, and is a registered mental health professional. Lisa positions her therapeutic technique within an Indigenous worldview that acknowledges and validates Indigenous students' experiences and histories. 

Please note that Lisa is currently on a personal leaveIn the interim, please review the info below on how to book a counselling session with Student Wellness Services (SWS)!

  • Visit the appointment portal on the Student Wellness Services website.
  • Use the walk-in service between Mon-Thurs from 1:00-4:00pm, and Friday from 1:00-3:00pm in Mitchell Hall.
    • Appointments are first-come, first-serve (arrive early to secure a same-day appt).
    • Please note: Walk-in appointments do not guarantee a session with your original counsellor.
  • Request an appointment with the Indigenous SWS Counsellor Intern through 4D, by calling us at 613-533-6970, emailing us, or by speaking with a 4D staff member. SWS will contact you shortly after to book your session.

Other Supports

Self Identification

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Funding Options

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Indigenous Peer Mentor Program

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