New Policy Clarifies Indigeneity Expectations for Work Applications

Published: 17 May 2024

McGill has a new policy to support the validation of claims to Indigenous citizenship/membership made by individuals applying for designated opportunities related to employment. McGill’s approach in developing the policy was grounded in its commitments towards truth and reconciliation outlined in its 52 Calls to Action.

Following its adoption by Senate on May 8 and the Board of Governors yesterday, the Policy on Indigenous Citizenship/Membership Validation is now in place. It follows nearly two years of consultation and study by a working group under the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII). The work was undertaken in collaboration with both internal and external Indigenous community members.

For more on the Policy and to read the interview with Dr. Celeste Pedri-Spade, chair of the Working Group, read the Reporter Article here

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.

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

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