The First Peoples' House is more than just an academic support service for Indigenous students. Here at the First Peoples' House we believe in actively engaging in community building to ensure a healthy and safe environment where our students can thrive. The First Peoples' House offers a number of programs throughout the year aimed at meeting the academic and cultural needs of our students. This includes providing weekly cultural events such as Drumming, Beadings, and Traditional dance sessions, as well as providing academic-based programming such as monthly workshops offered by Marlowe, as well as both Finding Your Voice sessions. Together these programs aim to heighten the support offered by the First Peoples' House and work to foster an environment where all Indigenous students can find success at McGill. Join our First Peoples' House family and learn more about our fun and free activities throughout the year. 


McGill Pow Wow 2023


Ongoing / Upcoming Events

Soup and Bannock

Starting September 14 2022, we have a Soup and Bannock Social from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST. Email marlowe.dubois [at] for more information.

List of Events

Visit our Facebook page for events, including speakers, organized by FPH and other Indigenous branches at McGill. 


A FPH podcast has been developed in collaboration with the Indigenous Health Professions Program and Branches Team. Visit here to listen. 

Indigenous McGill Beading Group

Looking to learn some basic beading techniques, such as finishing/edging, flat stitch, and peyote stitch? First Peoples' House in collaboration with local artists will be providing an opportunity to register for an introductory beading workshop. Participants will be provided with all the material required for the activity. 

Knowledge Holder Series

The 2021 Indigenous Knowledge Holder Series is coming up on Monday February 15 from 3 to 4:30. Register on the Indigenous Studies Program event page


Virtual Welcome

Talk to us!

Visit our Contacts page 

2017/18 Events and Activities

2018/19 Events and Activities

2020-2021 : FPH went online! 

First People's House is committed to providing support for Indigenous students and beyond, which means adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves.  Due to the pandemic, our activities were moved online for much of 2020-2021. Although we will have in-person events in Fall of 2021, our virtual events may also continue. For regular updates, subscribe to our newsletter by emailing firstpeopleshouse [at]


Connect on Social Media

FPH has an active presence on Facebook. Visit our page to learn about events, speakers, reminders, and more.

COVID Resources 

For questions related to Coronavirus, please visit McGill's Coronavirus page, with a special page devoted to resources and faqs. For support and active listening, download PDF icon 1.03.01-f1support_and_active_listening_resources.pdf

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