Aboriginal Council of Queen's University

Aboriginal Council of

Queen's University

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Indigenous Cultural Awareness and Programming Working Group

This group supports the following policy objectives:

  • To enhance the cultural climate for Aboriginal faculty, staff and students at Queen’s University by providing culturally appropriate support services, an increased cultural presence and a gathering place for Aboriginal students and other community members;
  • To increase the awareness of, and opportunities to celebrate the diversity of, Aboriginal students, cultures and perspectives within the Queen’s University community;
  • To provide a range of on- and off-campus university activities to encourage social, intellectual, and cultural interactions between local Aboriginal communities and the Queen’s University community.



Karine Bertrand

Film and Media

Carol Ann Budd

Community Member

Ann Deer

Indigenous Recruitment and Support Coordinator

Michael Doxtator

Global Development Studies

Shauna Elliott

Equity Office

Petra Fachinger

English Language & Literature

Corina Fitzgerald

Student Affairs

Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill

Director, Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Sarah Hanson

Co-President QNSA

Sarah Kent 


Vanessa McCourt

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

 Molly Raffan

Residence Life

Armand Ruffo

English Language & Literature

Ramna Safeer

Social Affairs Commissioner, AMS

Natasha Stirrett

PhD Candidate Cultural Studies

Chair: Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill, Director, Office of Indigenous Initiatives