Dialogues on Indigeneity at Queen's University

Queen’s University is embarking on a reflective discussion about the issues that the recent reports and letters have raised about our internal processes. We are building a framework to respectfully engage in a campus dialogue around Indigeneity that supports the Queen’s community and also allows for a critical review of our current practices, policies and procedures.

Earlier this fall, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives started working with First Peoples Group, led by Guy Freedman and Lynne Toupin. First Peoples Group has built connections in Kingston, having worked with the City on a reconciliation pathway around the history and legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald.

Together, we are developing an Indigenous-led, Indigenous-facilitated dialogue that will take place over the course of November and December. The recommendations that come from this dialogue will allow the Queen’s community to move forward in a meaningful, collaborative way.

In the coming days, Indigenous students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community collaborators will directly receive invitations to participate in this dialogue through virtual and in-person channels. Please note that the dialogue process is reserved for Indigenous participants only.

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.

If you would like to be kept informed on progress around this work, please submit your email.