Unama’ki College

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Learning and Growing Together

As the vibrant heartbeat of Indigenous education at CBU for more than 40 years, Unama’ki College offers and environment that embraces the knowledge, wisdom and traditions of the Mi’kmaq. From faculty and staff that speak Mi’kmaw to academic courses delivered in Mi’kmaw communities, Unama’ki College has many offerings for Indigenous learners. Currently, CBU is the home away from home for more than 300 Indigenous students, as well as the alma mater of close to 1,000 Indigenous graduates. With research opportunities, engaging programs, and a strong community, Indigenous students come to CBU to build rewarding futures and careers paths.

A Clear Vision For the Future

Unama’ki is the Mi’kmaw word for Cape Breton Island, and loosely translates to “Land of Fog.” Cape Breton has been home to the Mi’kmaw people for centuries, and Unama’ki College strives to meet the needs of Mi’kmaw and all other Indigenous students from across the country. This means small class sizes, knowledgeable Mi’kmaw faculty and staff, and our Mi’kmaq Studies courses, which are designed with Indigenous students in mind.

With both full and part-time faculty members teaching on-campus and in Indigenous communities, Unama’ki College at Cape Breton University, offers Indigenous students plenty of pathways to success!

Respect For the Past, Excitement For Tomorrow 

As an Indigenous student, you’re going to love Unama’ki College, and will make memories here to last a lifetime. Along the way you’re also going to receive a world class education—with insightful courses, access to Elders in Residence, dedicated space for Indigenous studies and research, and a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips.

For more information on Unama’ki College please contact us today.

Stephen Augustine explains Treaty Day from Cape Breton University on Vimeo.