Our Mission

Students and staff hold hands in a circle celebrating Indigenous Awareness Week

The DIRECTIONS team at McGill is committed to being a reliable partner in co-creating responsive and sustained relationships with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth, families, schools and organizations. With good minds, we will engage Indigenous learners to realize their full potential in all areas of education.

Our mission is to co-build, with Indigenous and McGill partners, transformative mentorship opportunities and networks of support for Indigenous learners to pick their educational paths. 

Our core values are to learn from and incorporate Indigenous perspectives, uphold partnerships, and promote experiential learning. We believe these are central to collaborate with communities, encourage educational success, and put knowledge into action.

These are some of the things we offer:

  • Events and activities 
  • Partnership-building and support 
  • Research and community exchange 
  • Volunteer and mentorship opportunities 

Land Acknowledgment

Map of Montreal

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

Recognizing the history of where you stand is important, and becoming increasingly common practice when hosting events and activities across Canada.

Here are a few tips to remember if you want to make a land acknowledgment before a class presentation, in a written document, or when hosting an event. 


Upcoming Events

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