Michael Loft, former social work professor, speaks in front of the McGill arts building.

The Land and Peoples

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.

Pronunciation Guide

Listen to the pronunciations on this webpage.

Name Phonetic pronunciation

Kanien’kehà:ka

Haudenosaunee

Tiohtià:ke

Anishinabeg

Ga-niyen-ge-HAA-ga

Hoh-DEE-noh-SHoh-nee

Joh-jaw-gay

Ah-nish-ih-nah’-bey

A group of people dancing at the McGill Powwow. Some are wearing colourful regalia

The Land and Peoples of Tiohtià:ke/ Montreal

Educational resources to learn about the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, terminology for talking about Indigenous peoples, cultural practices, and more. 

A historical map of the Sault St. Louis area

Historical Resources

Visit this section to learn about the history of McGill and Indigenous peoples, historical maps of the region, timelines, and audio-visual learning materials. 

A man in regalia speaking into a microphone at the McGill Powwow

Cultural Protocols

Cultural protocols outline the customs and guidelines for cultural groups, and provide information for working with Indigenous peoples. 

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