The Otsenhákta Student Centre (OSC) is an on-campus resource for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. Otsenhákta, IPA pronunciation od͡zʌ̃ˈhɑkdɑ (O-TSEN-HAK-TA), is a Kanien'kéha word meaning “near the fire.”
The mission of the OSC is to offer a warm place where Indigenous students can find community, support and assistance by creating inclusive and culturally rich spaces for students to study when away from home. We help students succeed and achieve their highest academic potential by working with them to make the most of the many resources available at the university.
Current Funding Needs
The Centre assists Indigenous students at Concordia by offering educational and spiritual support, organizing community-building events and helping to identify and apply for scholarships and bursaries.
Your support will help expand these services, which we are now offering from our new facility in the Hall building. At the same time, you’ll help build a more equitable and inclusive future, where Indigenous Peoples and scholarship are prioritized and celebrated.
This Year's Pow Wow
On Friday, September 15, 2023, people of all nations are invited to the second annual Otsenhákta Student Centre Pow Wow. Come to the Loyola Campus Quad Space, and celebrate the success of current, past and future First Nations, Inuit and Métis students at Concordia.