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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.

*Updated Feb 2023. 

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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.

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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Multi-Day Event

Indigenous History Month

Indigenous History Months offers a time for learning for all Canadians...

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queen's indigenous alumni summer gathering infographic with photo of previous grads
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queen's University

Queen's Indigenous Alumni Chapter Summer Gathering

Join us this summer!

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Text Graphic on drum circle background
12:00 am - 12:00 am

National Indigenous Peoples Day in Kingston

Join us for all day events

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Selected articles from Queen's Gazette

Queen's community members march together along University Avenue in support of the Moose Hide Campaign.

May 23, 2023

Campus community marches to end gender-based violence nationwide

Queen’s joins Indigenous-led Moose Hide Campaign as ambassador institution.

Apr 19, 2023

Senate issues special statement on Duncan Campbell Scott honorary degree

University ‘deeply regrets’ honor bestowed in 1939.

Red dress installed in tree near Summerhill on Queen's campus.

Apr 06, 2023

Expanded red dress display returns to campus

The REDress Project includes more dresses, more display areas, and more viewing days to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people.