Aboriginal Law Students’ Association
The Aboriginal Law Students’ Association (ALSA) is a group of McGill Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Law students committed to raising public awareness about legal issues affecting Canada’s Indigenous populations. Aboriginal Law Student Association members also seek to expose students at the Faculty to the legal traditions of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ALSA is a non-hierarchical club open to everyone.
Contact: ala [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Indigenous Student Alliance
The Indigenous Student Alliance provides integrative support for Indigenous peoples’ attending McGill University to connect and share our unique, authentic Indigenous ways of knowing with each other and with non-Indigenous peoples within the community. Our vision is to develop and maintain ongoing networking and partnerships with University student groups and organizations through learning–teaching relationships that foster real and meaningful human development and community solidarity. Find them on Facebook.
KANATA is a McGill-based student support community that explores, shares, and provides learning opportunities for anyone interested in Indigenous Studies and highlights information on the various organizations, events, and ongoing initiatives that are of interest to the Indigenous community. One of KANATA's primary activities is the development and production of a student-led annual interdisciplinary academic journal. This publication enables students to discuss and explore ways in which knowledge can be manifested and applied in the world outside of the classroom. Find them on Facebook.
Contact information: Kanata [dot] mcgill [at] gmail [dot] com
McGill’s Aboriginal Health Interest Group
The Aboriginal Health Interest Group is a group based in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill, but welcome everyone interested in promoting and improving the health of Aboriginal people, families and communities in Canada. Our vision is for healthy and vibrant Indigenous nations, communities, families and individuals supported by an abundance of well-informed Indigenous and non-Indigenous health care practitioners working together. Because... HIV, TB, diabetes and suicide rates in Canada’s First Peoples are unacceptably high; there are incredible young Aboriginal leaders that would make terrific doctors and nurses if given the opportunity; a lack of sustainable health care workers for northern communities; a lack of interest among medical students in pursuing a northern career; a need to inform health care workers of traditional healing and cultural practices; environmental health impacts of climate change, Hydro development, persistent organic pollutants; Justice for all. Find them on Facebook.
Contact information: ahig [dot] mcgill [at] gmail [dot] com