Indigenous Support

Clubs & Services for Students

First People's House

Works to provide a sense of community and a voice to Indigenous students who have left their home communities in order to pursue higher education. They provide support to both prospective and current students to promote community and cultural well-being and academic success.

Phone: 514-398-3217
Email: firstpeopleshouse [at]

Indigenous Access McGill

A support program for Indigenous students in the School of Social Work. Offers support for applicants during the admissions process, orientation to McGill, mentoring & tutoring, study/meeting space, connection to resources, professional development opportunities, and more.


Indigenous Affairs Work Group (IAWG)

Co-chaired by the Office of the Dean of Students and First Peoples' House, the IAWG was formed to reflect on the programs and services offered to Indigenous Students at McGill. It explores whether McGill's offerings and services might be improved and expanded to better support our Indigenous students.


Indigenous Law Association

An association comprised of McGill Indigenous and non-Indigenous law students committed to engaging with Indigenous legal traditions as well as legal issues affecting Indigenous communities. Facilitates events and provides a space for law students and the broader McGill community to learn and engage with Indigenous law and the current legal issues confronting Indigenous communities.


Indigenous Student Alliance

An alliance based out of First Peoples' House that provides integrative support for Indigenous peoples attending McGill and helps connect and share unique, authentic Indigenous ways of knowing with each other and with non-Indigenous peoples within the community.


SSMU Indigenous Affairs

Engages with Indigenous communities within and surrounding McGill University. Indigenous Affairs is largely housed under the Indigenous Solidarity Policy, informed by the work of the Indigenous Affairs Committee, and guided by the Indigenous Affairs Commissioner.


Services for Staff

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

A free and confidential service offering short-term counseling and referral services. Also available to each employee's spouse and dependent children.


Phone: 1-844-880-9142

Traditional Territory Acknowledgement

Traditional territory acknowledgements are an important cultural protocol practiced at ceremonial events as a way to acknowledge and honour Indigenous peoples’ connections to their ancestral lands.

For more information about land acknowledgements, please visit our webpage.

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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