Indigenous Student House

Welcome to the Indigenous Student House (ISH)--the home, gathering space and heart of the Indigenous Student Resource Centre. The ISH is more than just a resource centre, it is a home away from home for students, and a space to build community and connections during your post-secondary journey. It is a place to gather, work and thrive in an inclusive community that honours the diverse experiences and knowledges of Indigenous peoples.

The ISH is home to the St. John’s Campus Indigenous Student Resource Centre staff offices and the services and programs we provide. 

The ISH offers students an array of spaces to socialize as well as study, which include:

  • Social room - a casual student gathering space that is also used for cultural activities. This room has plenty of comfortable seating with tables, casual workspace and a news bulletin board.
  • Computer lab - equipped with seven computers and a printer and/or photocopier.
  • Elder's space - this also functions as a quiet space with a seating area with a computer station. This area is for use by visiting Elders, and when available may also be used by students as a quiet space to relax or study.
  • Multimedia room - a flexible space that can act as a conference centre, lecture hall, or activity room. The multimedia room is equipped with easily arranged tables and chairs, and technology such as a TV and SMART Board.
  • Kitchen - students have access to a fully functioning kitchen equipped with a microwave, stove, fridge and a welcoming space to sit and eat.
  • Two gender-neutral, single occupant bathrooms.

The Indigenous Student House is a house that has been retrofitted, therefore it is not fully accessible but every effort has been made to provide enhanced accessibility. There is ramp access at the back of the house, one bathroom, and all other spaces with the exception of the multipurpose room offer enhanced accessibility. 

As the finishing touches are being put on our new space, we are working on a name that will reflect the the diverse Indigenous experiences and cultures of the students who use the house. If you have any suggestions email us at and check back for updates and photos.



230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000