Indigenous identity interim policy announced
March 24, 2023
Queen’s has today released details on its Interim Policy for Hiring of Indigenous-Specific Positions.
Over the past year, Queen’s University has been reviewing and re-evaluating its hiring policies, procedures, and practices related to Indigenous identity. The new interim policy is based upon current best practices and involves ensuring rigorous review of appropriate documentation to verify the identity and lived experience of applicants who identify as Indigenous persons.
In response to Queen’s acceptance in principle of the July 2022 Queen’s University Indigenous Identity Project Final Report: ‘Gii-Ikidonaaniwan’ • ‘It has been said’, Queen’s initiated an Indigenous Oversight Council. Appointments to the Council are currently underway and once fully constituted, the IOC will review the Interim policy and advise the university if revisions to it are recommended. The policy will not be retroactively applied to existing staff or faculty.
As a university, we are committed to our role in reconciliation, and are determined to be transparent and open through this process. To that end, we will continue to provide updates on the Office of Indigenous Initiatives website.