Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (FDISC)
In keeping with the teachings of the Four Directions, the FDISC supports Indigenous students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. The FDISC also welcomes and encourages all students to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Indigenous experience in Canada. FDISC staff includes Indigenous advisors, elders, and an Indigenous recruitment and admissions representative. http://www.queensu.ca/fourdirections
The Queen’s Native Students Association (QNSA)
The QNSA is a university club comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at Queen’s that have shown an interest in Indigenous cultures and traditions. The QNSA functions as a forum for students to discuss contemporary and historic issues pertaining to Indigenous peoples and cultures. They work closely with Four Directions Indigenous Students Centre and Queen’s Indigenous Council to identify the needs of Indigenous students on campus. The QNSA seeks to promote increased cultural understanding on campus. Embers attend events produced by other clubs on campus to promote solidarity and cooperation towards achieving campus-wide mutual respect. For more information, visit their facebook page and website.
The Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University
The Council is involved in all decisions affecting Aboriginal programs and services at Queen’s University. The Council is composed of representatives from Aboriginal communities in Ontario, Queen’s Aboriginal student representatives, and senior University personnel. The Council reports directly to the University Senate and Board of Trustees.
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. Formed in response to the national commission’s calls to action for post-secondary institutions, the Queen's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force produced a comprehensive set of recommendations.
A fantastic resource for Indigenous students and their families that brings together a wealth of resources, tools and best practices pulled together from each of its 20 member institutions, including Queen’s University. These have been provided with a unique focus on meeting the needs of the Indigenous postsecondary education community.