Contact our team
Katsistohkwí:io Jacco, Interim Coordinator
Katsistohkwí:io is Kanien’kehá:ka from Kahnawà:ke and is part of the Bear Clan. She is the Interim Coordinator of the Otsenhákta Student Centre and she is responsible for managing the team at the OSC and for overseeing the daily operation of the Centre. Katsistohkwí:io also supports Indigenous students who are registered with the Otsenhákta Student Centre with their academics. Her responsibilities include:
- Overseeing the OSC team and operation of the Centre
- Advising current Indigenous students
- Working closely with the Office of Indigenous Directions on the Action Plan
- Working with tutors and other learning specialists to offer Indigenous students specialized academic support
- Assisting Indigenous students with academic accommodations, funding and providing information on scholarships and bursaries
514-848-2424 ext. 5029
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