Indigenous

School of Graduate Studies increases support for Indigenous grad students

In light of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee Task Force (TRCTF) final report released in April 2017, the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has introduced new initiatives aimed at enhancing support for Indigenous graduate students on campus.Continue...

Indigenous Law Student Alliance holds vigil for Colten Boushie

After the recent non-guilty verdict in the case against Gerald Stanley for the murder of Colten Boushie, members of the Queen’s community stood in solidarity with Indigenous youth and Boushie’s family on Tuesday night for a vigil outside Richardson Hall. The event was hosted by the Indigenous Law Students’ Alliance along with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and Aboriginal Teacher’s Education Program.Continue...

Four Directions Aboriginal Centre welcomes new Director

When former Four Directions Aboriginal Centre Director Janice Hill (Kanonhsyonne) moved to Richardson Hall to assume a new leadership position, a significant gap remained in her place. Now, Tyendinaga native Kandice Baptiste is set to replace Hill beginning in February.Continue...

“Can Artists Really Save the World?” panel has no easy answers

Some of the foremost names in Canadian contemporary art gathered in the Agnes Etherington Art Centre last Saturday to debate whether or not art could really save the world.Continue...

Queen’s alum becomes Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon

Eleven years ago, Donna May Kimmaliardjuk was a first-year Queen’s student hoping to enter the Life Sciences program. Today, she’s midway through a heart surgery residency at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, achieving a dream she’s had since she was six years old.Continue...

Faculty of Education hires Elder-in-Residence

For Deborah St. Amant — better known as Bezhig Waabske Ma’iingan Gewetigaabo — being an Elder-in-Residence is a privilege resulting from a change in the social tide of Canada.Continue...

Four Directions Aboriginal Centre welcomes new Cultural Counsellor

On Nov. 13, Vernon Altiman (Mishiikenh) started his first day as Four Directions Aboriginal Centre’s new Cultural Counsellor. Altiman’s appointment fulfills a four-month vacancy for the position, previously called Elder in Residence.

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Queen’s Native Students Association responds to report on Indigenous students

Although the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance released a policy paper on Nov. 9, many Indigenous members of the Queen’s community feel the report missed the mark.Continue...

I Love First Peoples organization holds shoebox charity drive

Starting this month, Canada’s I Love First Peoples (ILFP) Kingston chapter is accepting gift-filled shoebox donations for Indigenous youth.Continue...

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre space set to expand

On Oct. 11, Director of Indigenous Initiatives Janice Hill (Kanonhsyonni), revealed that Queen’s would be expanding the Four Directions Aboriginal Centre.Continue...

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