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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

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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TRC Task Force Implementation Report - Year Five

This year’s annual implementation report covers the progress made in implementing the TRCTF recommendations and highlights upcoming initiatives over the 2021-22 academic year. As this is our Year 5 report, this version also includes 5 year reflections on the work being done at Queen's University.

Download Report (PDF 12MB)

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.

Access the training

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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12:00 am - 12:00 am

Have A Heart Day

On February 14 have a heart for First Nations children...

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12:00 am - 12:00 am

Moose Hide Campaign Day

Take a stand towards violence against women and children...

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Selected articles from Queen's Gazette

The Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee flags located in front of Richardson Hall.

Jan 16, 2023

Queen’s National Scholars program to enhance Indigenous Studies

The 2022-23 QNS positions will be reserved for four leading Indigenous scholars, including a newly established Chair in Indigenous Studies that will provide critical leadership in bolstering Indigenous Studies at Queen’s.

Theological Hall as seen across Nixon Field during sunset.

Jan 11, 2023

Annual reports show progress in diversity and campus culture at Queen’s

Reports detail progress being made in delivering Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Indigeneity (EDII) goals and implementing Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommendations.

[Photo collage - clockwise: Fateme Babaha, Mackenzie Collins, Jessica Hallenbeck, Joshua Kofsky, Sandra Smeltzer, Jodi-Mae John, Michael P.A. Murphy, Chloe Halpenny.]

Nov 29, 2022

Supporting the next generation of leading researchers

Eight Queen’s students and researchers have been recognized nationally with Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.