Student Groups

Supporting Indigenous Causes

ISA members singing at the Wet'suwet'en demonstration the ISA organized.

Faculty and Staff Involvement

Faculty and staff are encouraged to get involved in student group activities they support.

Alex Gray, pictured here, is the Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP) Outreach Administrator.


For more information on how to get involved:

  • Visit the websites listed below

  • Contact the emails listed below.

  • Check the Events tab.

Other Student Groups

There are many more than those listed below. 

Click here for a full list of McGill's clubs. 

SSMU Indigenous Affairs Committee (IAC)

Contact: iac [at]

Indigenous Student Alliance (ISA)

The Indigenous Student Alliance (ISA) is a community of Indigenous students and allies based at McGill University. The ISA aims to foster Indigenous community growth, unite Indigenous students and allies, and develop relationships with other marginalized communities. The ISA’s work is in constant conversation with the ideas and hopes presented by Indigenous students, with the goal of bringing them into being. In recent years, this has led to concerted efforts in advocacy work, allyship with other marginalized groups, and Indigenous community-building.

Contact: isa [at] 


Indigenous Law Association de Droit Autochone (ILADA)

The Indigenous Law Association / Association de droit autochtone (ILADA) is comprised of McGill Indigenous and non-Indigenous law students committed to engaging with Indigenous legal traditions as well as legal issues affecting Indigenous communities. The goal of ILADA is to facilitate events that provide a space for law students and the broader McGill community to learn and engage with Indigenous law and the current legal issues confronting Indigenous communities. ILADA holds a variety of events throughout the year. ILADA is a positive space and welcomes all students regardless of their level of knowledge of Indigenous issues to join the group.

Contact: ilada [at]


Indigenous Health Interest Group

The Indigenous Health Interest Group aims to enhance the Indigenous health learning experience by understanding the Indigenous world views and philosophies and by promoting student initiatives in Indigenous settings.
The club will strive to provide tools for students to practice medicine in a culturally safe way regarding Indigenous patients and communities.

Contact: indigenoushealth.mcgill [at]

The Canadian Region of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society- McGill Chapter

The Canadian region of AISES (.caISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Contact: mcgill.aises [at]

McGill Chapter website


McGill Student Indigenous Studies Journal

The McGill Students’ Indigenous Studies Journal (formerly KANATA) is a McGill-based student support community that explores, shares, and provides learning opportunities for anyone interested in Indigenous Studies and highlights information on the various organizations, events, and ongoing initiatives that are of interest to the indigenous community. One of our primary activities is the development and production of a student-led annual interdisciplinary academic journal. This publication enables students to discuss and explore ways in which knowledge can be manifested and applied in the world outside of the classroom. In essence, our aims to improve relations between Native and non-Native people in North America through research and knowledge advocacy, both in the academic community and in the public realm.

Contact for journal submissions: kanata.mcgill [at]


Desautels Indigenous Business Society

DIBS is a club with a mission of empowering Indigenous business students to raise their voices and share their ideas within the business community.

Contact: desautelsindigenous [at]


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