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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)

Indigenous Research Collaboration Day

Friday November 5th, 2021


9am – 3pm (EST) via Zoom

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Indigenous Knowledge Symposium

November 5th & 6th, 2021

Call for Proposals now live: 

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TRC Task Force Implementation Report - Year Three

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

Join the Elders from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives for bi-weekly sessions on Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Sessions will feature topics on Indigenous teachings and knowledge.

Register for sessions

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 pm - 1:00 pm
Elder Meet and Greet: Treaty Week - Leadership Teachings

Topic: Treaty Week: Leadership Teachings

More info on the Nov 4 event




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Multi-Day Event
Indigenous Knowledge Symposium

Indigenous Climate Justice and more...

More details of Symposium Event




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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day

Weaving sustainable futures...

More details of Research Day

Selected articles from Queen's Gazette

Indigenous Queen's students work on a problem on a whiteboard

Oct 21, 2021

$1M gift supports Indigenous Academics

An endowment from Norman and Gay Loveland provides a solid foundation for the STEM: Indigenous Academics program.

The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Queen's University Chancellor

Sep 29, 2021

Chancellor Murray Sinclair shares thoughts on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Chancellor Sinclair, former chair of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, discusses Indigenous history, TRC progress, and where we go from here.

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Sep 23, 2021

Queen's to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Day of reflection to include a sacred fire gathering, campus-wide moment of silence, and educational opportunities.

Sep 15, 2021

Inuit cancer patients often face difficult decisions without support far from home

The Conversation: Inuit living in their traditional territory must travel long distances — often with no personal support — for specialized health-care services like cancer care, obstetrics and dialysis.