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Office of Indigenous Initiatives

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric and life of the university.

We're committed to:

Respect and inclusivity

Strong relationships

Skennen (Peace)

Access and support

Raising awareness

Consensus-based decision-making

Kahsatstensera (power)

Kahnikonriyo (righteousness / the good mind)

 Truth telling

24th Annual Indigenous Knowledge Symposium

Theme: Indigenous Language Revitilization, during the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.

Call for presentation proposals is now open. 

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TRC Task Force Implementation Report - Year Four

This year’s annual implementation report covers the progress made in implementing the TRCTF recommendations and highlights upcoming initiatives.

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Dialogues on Indigeneity at Queen’s University

Final Report now available.

We remain committed to creating appropriate spaces in which Indigenous members of the Queen’s community can engage in respectful, open, and productive discussions.

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Statements and Messages

From time to time, statements and messages are released by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation). We encourage you to read the messages and to contact our office with any questions or comments.

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Community Research Partnerships

Indigenous Community Research Partnerships is an open online training resource to help researchers discover a principled approach to research partnerships with Inuit, Métis, and First Nations communities.

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The Importance of Indigenous Studies

Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill) Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation) from Queen’s University speaks to the importance of Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Studies at Queen's


WATCH: Janice Hill on the Importance of Indigenous studies

Upcoming Events




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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Indigenous Knowledge Symposium

Join us for more on language revitalization

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Multi-Day Event

Rock Your Mocs Week

#RockYourMocs... wherever you may be!

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Selected articles from Queen's Gazette

Inside view of the tipi at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Jul 07, 2022

Queen’s releases report following dialogues on Indigeneity

Report by external consultant First Peoples Group follows a comprehensive dialogue process on Indigeneity.

Chancellor Murray Sinclair

Jun 20, 2022

Queen’s honours National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day

Chancellor Murray Sinclair shares his thoughts on reconciliation and how Queen’s is contributing.

[Nicole General, Indigenous STEM Outreach Coordinator with InEng, works with a young student.]

Jun 02, 2022

Inspiring the next generation of Indigenous engineers

Queen’s Indigenous Futures in Engineering program has been awarded $600,000 to expand their K-12 outreach.