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INDG 450: Land-Based Education

Indigenous Studies is once again running our summer field course, INDG 450, from July 8th until August 5th. This course focuses on Rotinonhsonni land-based pedagogies, Ohén:ton Karihwátehkwen (words before all else) as well as stories to engage in various topics of Indigenous Studies. Land-based practices, guest speakers, trips around the city and in community, will be used to engage student in the learning process.

Published: 8 Apr 2019

Indigenous Studies Program Presents 6 Students Awards

The Indigenous Studies Program has presented 6 students with awards in the past year Graduate Awards

Thanks to the generosity of the Rathlyn Foundation, the Indigenous Studies Program and McGill Institute for the Study of Canada have been able to award three scholarships to graduate students. Ben Geboe who is pursuing his PhD in Social Work won the Rathlyn Doctoral Fellowship. Ben is an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and grew up on the Rosebud S

Published: 1 Mar 2019

Indigenous Knowledge Holder Series 2019

We are honoured to announce that Skawennati will serve as our Indigenous Knowledge Holder for 2019. Kahnawake-born artist Skawennati makes work that addresses history, the future, and change from her perspective both as an urban Mohawk and a cyber punk avatar. She is co-director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace at Concordia University. Skawennati's work imagining Indigenous futures and ensuring the existence of Indigenous people in cyberspace.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Partnership between Cree School Board, McGill Faculty of Education featured in CBC article

"'A huge class': McGill graduates 40 students from Indigenous language and literacy program", gushed a recent CBC article by Susan Bell and Betsy Longchap, posted November 26, 2018. 

Published: 6 Dec 2018

OFNIE partners with Kahnawà:ke Education Center to launch Bachelor of Education program

The Mohawk community of Kahnawà:ke and McGill launched the first-ever Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) First Nations and Inuit Education (FNIE)  program to be given in the community of Kahnawà:ke, on August 20.

Published: 20 Aug 2018

Training the next generation of Indigenous teachers

Students and educators in the new B.Ed. program offered by the Faculty of Education in Listuguj.

Published: 26 Mar 2018

Aziz Choudry publishes review of Irene Watson's "Indigenous People as Subjects of International Law"

Aziz Choudry has published a review of Irene Watson's recent book Indigenous People as Subjects of International Law (Routledge, 2017).

Published: 9 Feb 2018

Annual Pow-Wow and Indigenous Awareness Week, September 2015

During the month of September McGill will host the 14th Annual Pow-Wow (September 18) and the 5th annual Indigenous Awareness Week (September 21-25). McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness Week is designed to increase awareness at McGill about Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Published: 3 Sep 2015

Scarf Ceremony at First Peoples' House

On October 28th, 2014, First Peoples' House held a celebration to honor the Fall Graduates.  It was a Scarf Ceremony followed by a dinner.  It was held at the McGill Faculty Club.  Jim Howden, the Director, and Tina Schiavone, one of the Student Advisors attended.  It is always a special occasion sharing this moment with the graduates, members of their community as well as their partners and families.

Published: 31 Oct 2014