Updated Aug. 31, 2020 (COVID Information/Update)

Indigenous Student Development is available for virtual appointments. You can schedule an appointment by emailing indigenous@tru.ca. Once your appointment is made, you will be contacted by either a Learning Strategist or the Mentor Coordinator by email with your appointment details.

Elder program will continue virtually, (contact indigenous@tru.ca to book time with elder)

The weekly Soup Circle will be held virtually every Wednesday from 11:30am - 12:30pm via Bluejeans. Click here to join.

Indigenous Students Bi-weekly Circle virutally on every other Thursday 10:30am - 11:30am via Blujeans. Click here to join.

Virtual office hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
For the latest information on COVID-19 and the impacts to TRU, please visit tru.ca/covid19.

Cplul’kw’ten is a friendly and inviting Indigenous centre that provides information on all aspects of university life and doubles as space to socialize, study or just take a break from your day. It is truly a home away from home.

Students receive assistance in finding services on campus, supporting band funding applications, exploring academic support options such as tutoring or locating housing and off-campus amenities. They also receive support from the established Elder in the House Program and often gather in the lounge or backyard barbecue area for social or ceremonial events.

Students can also take advantage of workshops on study skills and wellness, one-to-one counselling, librarian services, on-site computers, as well as a kitchen and lounge area.



Email: indigenous@tru.ca
Phone: 250-371-5854


It helps me stay grounded knowing there’s Indigenous support. They understand where I’m coming from. It’s like a home away from home.
— student Alice George

Learning Circles

Upon Request

Mini-workshops, student driven, drop-in or sign-up. Sign up at Cplul’kw’ten and meet downstairs.

Soup Day

Wednesdays at 11:30 onBlueJeans (Virtual)

Make yourself a nice warm bowl of soup to eat while you socialize and make new friends in this virtual soup circle. 

Resources include:

  • On-site computers
  • Kitchen and lounge area
  • Assistance in locating basic facilities such as: housing, daycare, transportation etc.
  • Assistance with writing papers, assignments and readings
  • Assistance applying for bursaries and scholarships
  • Assistance with band funding applications
  • Academic support options such as tutoring
  • Library outreach program
  • Various free seminars such as: life online, money matters and many more!
  • Elder in the House program
  • Indigenous Mentor Program

Health and wellness

  • Advocates for students on important issues such as discrimination and harassment.
  • On-site counselling three days a week. Counselling available all week long in Old Main.
  • Social support system to enhance a sense of community.
  • Potlucks, social events and fun games are just some of the things to look forward to at Cplul’kw’ten.


It’s important to recognize it’s a culturally-safe space, an open space for people to come. It’s building a sense of belonging here. Indigenous students walk in two or more worlds. They can feel comfortable with who they are in this space and not explain who they are.
— supervisor Vernie Clement

Find us in one of the little houses on Sk'lep Trail

The Gathering Place: Williams Lake

The Carrier, Chilcotin and Secwepemc Nations traditionally used the pit house as their winter home. The Gathering Place is modeled after such pit houses and is a space where you can meet with Elders, study, or gather for ceremonial or social activities.

For students in the Williams Lake region, The Learning Centre offers Open Learning (distance) courses and programs and facilitates student learning.

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