Indigenous Advising

Janelle KasperskiJanelle Kasperski, Indigenous Education Advisor

Janelle Kasperski is a Nisga’a woman from Laxgalts’ap (pronounced: lah-gal-tsap)/Greenville, B.C. Her educational background is in criminology and First Nations studies from Simon Fraser University (SFU). She was a board member of the First Nations Student Association and an active voice within the SFU community. She has worked on university wide steering committees, networked with senior administrators and contributed her voice to and planning of Aboriginal initiatives on campus. She has many years of work experience in various levels of Aboriginal run non-profit organizations, large corporations and event planning.

Janelle has always had a passion for cultural empowerment and building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through education and capacity building.

Reach out to me for advising on event planning or collaborations and educational programming (workshops, lectures, curriculum resources, etc.) related to Indigenous matters.

Email: janelle.kasperski [at]

Kakwiranó:ron CookKakwiranó:ron Cook, Special Advisor, Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Success

Reach out to me for information or to get involved with implementing the 52 calls to action in the Final Report of the Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education.

Email: kakwiranoron.cook [at]



McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit our Land Acknowledgement webpage.

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