McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

Indigenous Resources for the Education Community

Welcome to the Indigenous Initiatives section of McGill Education! The purpose of this site is to equip students, researchers, communities, faculty, and instructors with the knowledge and resources they need regarding courses with Indigenous content, research with Indigenous communities, cross-campus initiatives, and more.

Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE)

OFNIE LogoWhen we talk about Indigenous education at McGill it is important to also highlight the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE). OFNIE delivers community-based teacher education and professional development programs to Indigenous students across Quebec. Founded in 1975 and grown through partnerships with Indigenous education authorities, OFNIE’s proven model is leading the way for in-community First Nations and Inuit educators and is becoming a national leader in land-based learning as well as helping to address teacher shortages by increasing the number of Indigenous educators certified to teach across Quebec. OFNIE students and hundreds of alumni are shaping the future of Quebec society and are helping to preserve rich cultural traditions for new generations!

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Skátne Entewathahíta/
"We Will Walk Together"
Annual September Event

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