MISC stands with Indigenous communities
We at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the Indigenous Studies Program extend our hearts to the families of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, and to all Indigenous families and communities across Turtle Island whose children remain among the missing. Canada’s church-run, government-funded residential school policy was part of a system of policies seeking the erasure of Indigenous peoples. The trauma of that multifaceted system continues today.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report included a volume on missing Indigenous children and unmarked burials. Those seeking to deepen their understanding can find that volume here.
A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available to provide support to former residential school students and those affected. The 24-Hour National Crisis Line is at 1-866-925-4419.
MISC still "open for business."
We wish to assure you that even though we are not physically on campus, MISC is still very much present and available for whatever questions or concerns you may have. Please get in touch using our email addresses on our Contacts page. For the latest information on McGill's response to COVID-19, please visit the Coronavirus Information website.