Aboriginal Council of Queen's University

Aboriginal Council of

Queen's University

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Indigenous Knowledge, Curriculum and Research Working Group

The group supports the following policy objectives:

  • To ensure and enhance partnerships between Queen’s University and Aboriginal communities with the goal of developing collaborative research and learning projects that explicitly honour and value Aboriginal culture, ways of knowing and languages;
  • To more fully integrate the teaching of Aboriginal perspectives and content in courses and programs across the university to recognize Aboriginal history, culture and ways of knowing;
  • To develop academic programs to meet the needs of Aboriginal students at Queen’s University.



Shyra Barberstock

PhD Candidate, Geography & Planning

Karine Bertrand 

Film and Media

Elizabeth Brule  Department of Gender Studies 
Haley Cochrane Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Heather Castleden

Public Health Sciences and Geography and Planning

Isabelle StAmand  Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Michael Doxtator

Global Development Studies

Sandra Den Otter 

 Office of the VP Research

Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill

 AVP, Office of Indigenous Initiatives 

Robin Attas 

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Pavlo Kalyta

Smith School of Business

John Pierce Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning 

Mirielle Lapointe

Ardoch Algonquin First Nation community member

Robert Lovelace

Global Development Studies

Lindsay Morcom

Faculty of Education

Robert Rittwage

Community member 

Dylan Robinson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Art History and Art Conservation

Anne Johnson 

Department of Mining 

Gordon Smith

Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Norman Vorano

Art History and Art Conservation and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre 

Donato Santeramo

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Co-Chair: Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill, AVP, Office of Indigenous Initiatives 
Co-Chair: Gordon Smith, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science