Cultural Protocols

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McGill University's Indigenous Initiatives Unit is in the process of creating an official cultural protocol document. In the meantime, please explore these resources to learn more. 

University Protocols


Learning about Indigenous Peoples

The Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center

  • The Language and Cultural Center was created to preserve and enrich the language and culture of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) of Kahnawà:ke. Their center is located in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawà:ke south of Montreal, Canada.

The Tsi Ronterihwanónhnha Language and Cultural Center

  • The Language and Cultural Center is part of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community of Kanehsatà:ke, and its goal is "promoting, preserving and revitalizing the Kanien'kéha language, culture and history". It provides resources for learning about the history and culture of Kanehsatà:ke, as well as working on language revitalization and education. 

First Nations

The Inuit

  • The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is the national representation organization protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada. The ITK's website has an educational section about Inuit communities, culture, and history. 

The Métis Nation

  • The Métis National Council is the national representative body for the Métis people. It represents the voice of the Métis Nation both nationally and internationally. The MNC website has an educational page to learn about Métis communities, culture, and history. 

Indigenous Cultural Safety Webinars

  • Indigenous Cultural Safety is a national webinar series that provides an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety in health and social services. 

Indigenous Spiritual Practices

  • The Ontario Human Rights Commission website has a section about Indigenous Spiritual Practices, which discusses the diverse Indigenous spiritual practices in Ontario.

Indigenous Peoples and Cultures

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