Contact our team
Cheyenne Henry, Manager
Cheyenne is an Anishinaabe from Roseau River First Nations, Treaty 1 territory, who grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Cheyenne has been working in post secondary for over a decade, primarily in academic advising and student support roles. She worked as an academic advisor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the University of Winnipeg, where she also advised and coordinated support services for students at an off-campus location in Winnipeg’s North End. Cheyenne understands the importance of creating safe, culturally relevant spaces are for Indigenous students pursing post secondary, where students can be supported in reconciling their learning and find meaning in their educational paths. Cheyenne is very passionate about art, education, Indigenous ways of knowing and doing, and community building. Cheyenne is a mother to two adult daughters, who she raised as a single parent while pursing her university education and career. She is also a multi disciplinary artist who is always seeking opportunities for artistic expression and practice that cross boundaries between art, culture, education, politics and community.
Savannah Matteini-Gabriel, Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator
Savannah is Kanien’kehá:ka from Kanesatake. She recently graduated from Concordia with a Bachelor of Arts in First Peoples Studies. In her new role, she is responsible for programming that promotes cultural, social, and spiritual wellbeing in the Otsenhákta Student Centre. She is also working on the development of a brand new Elder-in-Residence program for the OSC. In addition, she works alongside the Office of Indigenous Directions to plan and promote university-wide special events. Should you have any ideas on what you’d like to see in the OSC, Savannah is the person to contact.
514 848-2424 ext. 7326
Mariah St. Germain, Coordinator, Indigenous Student Success
Mariah St. Germain is Métis from Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4, Treaty 6 Territory. She is a Concordia alumna and completed her Masters of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies in 2015. In her new role, Mariah is responsible for supporting Indigenous students through advising. Her duties include working closely with students one-on-one for academic support, academic accommodations, and aiding with funding, scholarship, bursary, and other award opportunities. Additionally, she is also responsible for delivering academic workshops and events to aide in student success. Mariah is eager to connect with our Indigenous students to build relationship and help them achieve their version of success at Concordia.
514-848-2424 ext. 7332
Bo Kim, Department Assistant
Bo is your frontline resource at the Otsenhákta Student Centre who assists with the day-to-day operations and programming of the centre. She will direct you to our staff at the Otsenhákta Student Centre, help you with university-wide questions, and assist you with tasks such as scanning, photocopying and printing. A great resource person, she can help you discover the many services the university has to offer.
514-848-2424 ext. 7327