About the Lodge

As a place of learning, Natoysopoyiis welcomes the entire SAIT community to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories and cultures. 

SAIT promotes understanding - not only of the culture and values of Indigenous peoples but of all peoples - and provides the opportunity to meet, engage, and learn together as one diverse community.

We are committed to the success of our students. Natoysopoyiis provides the following services:

  • career and program counselling to help you develop successful learning strategies to prepare you to succeed in your studies
  • advising around funding options and housing 
  • access to computers, quiet and group study spaces, and a place to connect with your peers
  • meetings with Elders for cultural and spiritual advising and ceremonial smudging
  • networking events with prospective employers
  • events and programming celebrating Indigenous heritage, culture and achievements.

Elder visits

Natoysopoyiis organizes visits by tribal elders available for personal consultations or class presentations. 

Please contact the Lodge at 403.210.4028 or email us to make an appointment.

Visit the Lodge 

Natoysopoyiis is located in the Senator Burns Building in room NN108 (main floor.) 


Hours for virtual and on-campus days
Virtual days On-campus days Times
Monday - Friday Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm MT
Friday 8 am - 4 pm MT

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Upcoming events

Our supporting partners

Various organizations and companies support tNatoysopoyiis's efforts to serve SAIT Indigenous students.

These public and private sector partnerships allow us to provide services, offer scholarships and bursaries, facilitate Indigenous student employment, and organize special events and activities.

We are truly grateful for the ongoing support of our sponsors and partners. A thank you to our founding corporate sponsor, TC Energy.

Natoysopoyiis is affiliated with a growing number of internal and external organizations:

  • Aboriginal Futures
  • Blackstar Industry Trade Training
  • Blood Tribe
  • Ermineskin
  • First Nation Employment and Training
  • Indian Resource Council
  • Inukshuk Consulting Group
  • Lakeland Human Resource Centre
  • Little Red River Cree First Nation
  • Louis Bull Band
  • Maskwachees Cultural College
  • Métis Nation Zone II
  • Métis Nation Zone III
  • Montana Band
  • Oteenow Employment and Training Society
  • Peigan Nation
  • Samson Cree Nation
  • Siksika Nation
  • Stony First Nation
  • Sunchild First Nation
  • Tsuut’ina Nation

  • BP
  • CN
  • Coca-Cola
  • Enbridge
  • Finning Canada, a Division of Finning International Inc.
  • Nexen
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Repsol
  • Suncor
  • TC Energy

  • Finning (Canada)
  • Shell
  • Sodexho
  • Suncor Energy Foundation
  • TD Insurance
  • Xerox

Contact us


NN 108, Senator Burns Building, SAIT Main Campus

403.210.4524 (fax)

Monday - Friday | 8 am - 4:30 pm (4 pm on Fridays)

a view of the moutains and stream in between

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.