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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)

Truth telling

Kahnikonriyo (righteousness / the good mind)

CALL FOR ARTWORK:  The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the OII are collaborating on a celebration display for Indigenous History Month. This display will be located in Mac-Corry Hall; showcasing various different types of artwork, celebrating the vibrant and individual themes of Indigenous artwork and each artist. Indigenous artists are invited to submit any artwork – limited 1 or 2 pieces for larger art, and 2 or 3 for smaller pieces. 

For full details:  download Word Document

Dialogues on Indigeneity at Queen’s University

Further details and updates will be announced on this page.

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 Four

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

Download Report (PDF 4MB)

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.

Read messages and statements

Elder meet and greet sessions

Register for the Summer 2022 Elder Meet & Greet sessions. 

Register Here

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

National Indigenous History Month

June celebrates Indigenous history...

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Elder Meet & Greet: Indigenous History Month

June is Indigenous History Month

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Elder Meet & Greet: Every Child Matters

Topic: Every Child Matters

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Selected articles from Queen's Gazette

A group of students gather around a desk in Stauffer Library.

May 16, 2022

Queen’s updates Degree Level Expectations to better reflect our mission

Additional Degree Level Expectations to ensure students complete their studies with the ability to contribute to a diverse world in a more inclusive and equitable way.

May 12, 2022

Queen’s joins the Moose Hide Campaign

Advocacy walk held in support of grassroots movement of Indigenous men and boys seeking to end violence against women and children.

Indigenous chef and Queen's Hospitality Services members.

Apr 25, 2022

Sharing Indigenous storytelling and community through food

Program brings Chef Joseph Shawana to campus to share the foundations of Indigenous foods systems, ingredient history, and methods of modernizing and de-colonizing Indigenous recipes.

Apr 25, 2022

Seeking nominations for new EDII award

The award recognizes Canadian researchers who contribute their time, expertise, and lived experience to help address inequities within their institution, and academia.