The Indigenous Council of Queen’s University (ICQU) was established to ensure that Indigenous peoples are regularly engaged in decisions that affect Indigenous programs and services at Queen’s. The ICQU provides guidance on Indigenous initiatives at Queen’s and is the primary source for advice and assessment on such matters to the Board of Trustees and the Senate.
Co-chaired by a member of a local Indigenous community and a senior university leader, the ICQU includes equal representation from the university (Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty, senior executives, and administrative staff) and local First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.
A March 21, 2017 event at the Agnes marked the culmination of year-long effort to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system.
Photo by Garrett Elliott