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Principal’s message regarding the Colten Boushie verdict

Indigenous Law Students' Alliance and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives hosts candlelight vigil.

On behalf of the Queen’s University community, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Colten Boushie, and to the broader Indigenous community. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Queen’s University has a vital role to play in the process of reconciliation. As partners, we will continue to create meaningful change on our campus and come together to create open and meaningful dialogue. At Queen’s we are committed to bringing about meaningful institutional change and building strong relationships with our partners in the Indigenous community.

The Queen’s community was invited to take part in a candlelight vigil for Colton Boushie in front of Richardson Hall on Tuesday evening. The event was hosted by the Indigenous Law Students' Alliance, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, and the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program. 

Anyone in need of support is encouraged to contact: Elder, Mishiikenh (Vernon) Altiman, va18@queensu.ca, (613) 533-6000 ext. 79097; Thanyehtenhas (Nathan Brinklow) nathan.brinklow@queensu.ca, 416 Kingston Hall; Interfaith Chaplain Kate Johnson, chaplain@queensu.ca, 613-533-2186; or Student Wellness Services, counselling.services@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 ext. 78264.