Aboriginal Outreach Administrator
Kakwiranó:ron Cook is an enrolled member of both the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne (New York/Ontario/Quebec) and Oglala Lakota Sioux Nation at Pine Ridge (South Dakota). As the Aboriginal Outreach Administrator, Kakwiranó:ron works collaboratively with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada on- and off- reserve in an effort to connect with youth, prospective university students and their families to promote higher education and McGill University. This outreach extends to high schools, school boards, Band education centres and career fairs.
In partnership with the First Peoples’ House, Kakwiranó:ron coordinates the welcoming ceremony and related activities for incoming Aboriginal students, McGill’s annual Pow-Wow, Education Day (for high school and CEGEP students), the Eagle Spirit High Performance Sports Camp, and the Aboriginal Pathways Program.
Kakwiranó:ron is a member of the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy NETWORK Employability-Training-Education Committee, McGill’s Aboriginal Affairs Work Group, the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program, and the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers.
A graduate of Hawai’i Pacific University, Kakwiranó:ron has professional experience promoting educational initiatives in his home communities and abroad.
kakwiranoron [dot] cook [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Mr. Kakwiranó:ron Cook)
Aboriginal Community Outreach Administrator
First Peoples’ House