History of Engagement Around Indigenous Issues At Concordia University

The following is an attempt to document Concordia’s history of indigenous engagement – including key people, programs, events and other milestones that have helped to shape it. It is drawn from accounts various faculty members, staff and students shared through interviews and email exchanges as well as from the Concordia archives. It is, like so many histories, patchy, biased and incomplete. Our intention here is not to celebrate Concordia University for its record of achievement. Instead we hope that through this account we can recognize, remember and honour the efforts of particular individuals, mostly but not exclusively indigenous faculty members, staff and students in creating openings at Concordia for indigenous engagements.