Recent Event Series: The Office of Indigenous Initiatives Presents Winter Speaker Series 2024!

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives' Winter Speaker Series 2024 welcomes Emma Stevens, Dr. Niiyokamigaabaw Deondre Smiles, and Dr. Edward Doolittle from January to March 2024. 

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

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. 

On our website you can meet our team, find updates on McGill University's 52 Calls to Action, read about Indigenous-led events and projects, and more! 


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Watch the land acknowledgement video here.

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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Annual Progress Report

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