Land Acknowledgement

The Office of Advancement is a remote-first working environment, and our staff work across Turtle Island on the traditional territories of many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. As part of Queen’s University, our office has a devoted space in Kingston / Ka’tarohkwi, on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. This territory is included in the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Confederacy of the Ojibwe and Allied Nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

Advancement recognizes the long history of the Indigenous Peoples who predate the establishment of European colonies. We acknowledge this lands’ significance for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples who lived and continue to live upon it – people whose practices and spiritualities were tied to the land and continue to develop in relationship to the territory and its other uninvited inhabitants today.

The Office of Advancement is committed to working with Indigenous partners and communities to ensure Indigenous students, staff, faculty, cultures, and ways of knowing thrive at Queen’s.  We are committed to taking corrective action towards truth and reconciliation, including unlearning hierarchic structures, disciplinary systems, and meritocracy in the context of Indigenization- Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessiblity, Anti-Racism, and Belonging.

Consider contributing to Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre which provides holistic services for Indigenous students including academic assistance, financial aid, and cultural programming.

If you’d like to create a new giving opportunity, please work with us and we’ll ensure the impact of your gift is maximized and simple to arrange.

If you’re interested in learning more about traditional territories and treaties, please consider starting your journey at Native Land Digital. Please consider how you can create your own land acknowledgement and take action to support Indigenous peoples and communities.