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Students in the Faculty of Nursing at UNB thrive because of the abundance of support our community has to offer. Learn more about how Nutsihpiluwewicik supports nursing students, faculty and staff.

UNB Indigenous Nursing Student Association (INSA)

The Indigenous Nursing Student Association (INSA) was founded in 2021 by a group of Indigenous students that are part of the Faculty of Nursing at UNB. The Association exists to provide a safe space for Indigenous nursing student to advocate for their needs, and communicate their questions, comments and concerns. The association also exists to provide Indigenous nursing student to develop social and emotional connections between students for support systems.

The student part of this group promotes contribution of UNB Indigenous nursing students to the community and population, promoting equity in healthcare. The student association will also connect with alumni other Indigenous nursing professionals for leadership and learning opportunities.

If you would like to join the association or have questions, email

Our students are the branches of our tree, constantly growing and changing colours. We are fortunate to continue to witness our Nutsihpiluwewicik students flourish on their own paths. Learn about our alumni and past projects.

Support for students

Student support can look many ways. Within the Faculty of Nursing this support is provided in ways that will suit each individual students needs.

Nutsihpiluwewicik provides a supportive and enriching environment by creating safe spaces for everyone to interact, share with, and gather together. Nutsihpiluwewicik Staff and Faculty strive to be resourceful for the Nursing students at the University of New Brunswick.

Ongoing initiatives:

  • Peer Mentor Initiative
  • Nutsihpiluwewick (Indigenous) Admission Pathway
  • Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre’s Wocopsqoltine weci Spiqiyahtuweq / Weli'kwejik Elaqsultiek program
  • Student lounge (room 9, MacLaggan Hall)
  • Nutsihpiluwewicik Experiential Learning
  • Student Support Directory
  • Financial Support for Indigenous Students

Future Wabanaki

Future Wabanaki is a partnership between NB employers, universities, Indigenous students, and the Government of New Brunswick. It works to ensure that Indigenous university students have equal access to meaningful and valuable real work experiences with local employers while connecting employers with top New Brunswick talent.

Student feature: Zoe Milliea (2021-2022)

“Hi everyone! My name is Zoe, I am a third-year nursing student from Moncton, New Brunswick. I am First Nations from the Elsipogtog community in New Brunswick, and I am currently working on the Indigenous Nursing Student Association.

Thanks to Future Wabanaki, I am able to work with the Nutsihpiluwewicik community to help with communicating with everyone through their social media channels and ensure everyone is informed on news and opportunities that arise.

I hope to be able to connect all of UNB’s Indigenous nursing students, to help create a community and support for everyone, as well as providing them with opportunities to learn and expand their knowledge on a future in nursing for Indigenous peoples."

Nutsihpiluwewicik is working towards providing more relevant workplace experiences for students to enhance their experiences while studying at University.

Student Communications Coordinator

The student communications coordinator role in our community is responsible for managing social media channels, creating new methods of communicating with students, Faculty, Staff and the public. The student is also responsible for coordinating updates, changes, and edits to the webpages and all marketing materials. The student works with students within the community to create achievable goals as related to the evolution of the community.

The commitments Nutsihpiluwewicik makes are to strive to include cultural teaching and understanding and apply it to the field of nursing.

We are here to support you.

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