The Office of Indigenous Initiatives held the annual two-week event series Indigenous Awareness Weeks (IAW), from September 18-30th 2023. IAW brings together students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members and fosters a dialogue about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit topics.
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) is the central hub for Indigenous strategies and initiatives at McGill University. It includes both the Indigenous Initiatives and First Peoples' House teams.
As the institutional steward of McGill’s vision for Indigeneity, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives plays a multi-layered role by working to embed Indigeneity in all facets of university life. It also works to strengthen awareness and alignment of various Indigenous initiatives across the university, support Indigenous student and faculty success, and support the implementation of McGill's 52 Calls to Action on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education.
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.
Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)
Peterson Hall, Suite 200
3460 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E6
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.