Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Initiatives and the Equity Team are separate units, but both are part of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).  For more information about Indigenous Initiatives at McGill please visit their homepage or use the links below to visit specific pages of their website.


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The Land and Peoples


Learn about the Land and Peoples of  Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, Historical Resources and Cultural Protocols

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Community Partnerships are a key part of McGill's academic programming and  our steps towards reconciliation.  

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Indigenous Awareness Weeks

Indigenous Awareness Weeks (IAW) is a two-week-long event series involving Indigenous academics, artists, and community members.



Further Information and Support

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First Peoples' House

First Peoples' House offers First Nations, Inuit and Métis students attending McGill with a "home away from home," where they can find support and encouragement to succeed in their studies and remain connected to their culture.

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Provost's Task Force

The Provost's Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education was mandated to make specific, concrete recommendations for engagement, action, and innovation on recruitment, outreach, and more.

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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