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)

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




[clipping of illustration by Portia Chapman]
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elder Meet and Greet: Spirit of Healing & Medicines

Topics: Spirit of Healing & Medicines

More details of the August 5 event

Selected articles from Queen's Gazette

Queen's shield in white on a blue field

Jun 25, 2021

Statements on Indigenous identity

Principal Deane and Chancellor-Designate Sinclair issue statements calling for a national conversation on Indigenous identity. 

Queen's flag at half-mast

Jun 24, 2021

Statement on the discovery of unmarked graves in Cowessess First Nation

Flags on campus lowered to acknowledge the loss of hundreds of children and the devastating impact on their families and communities.

Photograph of a person holding a feather.

Jun 14, 2021

Learning Indigenous perspectives on sustainability

A learning series over National Indigenous History Month introduces participants to Indigenous ideas and practices related to stewardship and the environment.