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Indigenous Initiatives

Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

Homepage of the Indigenous Initiatives Unit at McGill

The painting featured above is "Yellow Dancer" by Jon Labillois, a Mi'gmaq artist.


Shé:kon, Kwé,  Kwey, Auneen, Boojhoo, Tansi, Wachiya, Oki, Ai'i, Me'taleyn, Aloha, Kia Ora! 

Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which 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 people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

Learn more about land acknowledgements here

Please note that the French translation of the website is underway.

First Peoples' House

The First Peoples' House (FPH) at McGill is a central hub for Indigenous student support by providing a series of academic, community, and cultural-based support. The FPH offers services including dedicated study space, cultural programming and events, and residence rooms. 


The Indigenous Studies & Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is designed to foster the growth of the Indigenous Studies Program as an academic hub for Indigenous scholarship and community engagement.

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For Students

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For Communities

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For Researchers

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The Land and Peoples

Learn about the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg peoples whose ancestral territory includes Montreal.

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Resource Hub

Your information center for Indigenous McGillians, educational resources, tools for researchers, information about the history of McGill, cultural protocols, allyship toolkits, community organizations in Montreal, and more.

This website was designed by Laurence LeBlanc and Olivia Huynh.

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