Alain Fournier standing in front of a mural Culture

Creating culturally appropriate architecture for the North

Award-winning architect Alain Fournier has worked on dozens of projects for Indigenous communities in the North, creating distinctive buildings and structures that reflect the communities they serve. (Cet article est disponible en français.)

Élisabeth St-Gelais leaning against a mural People

A voice for her home, a voice for her people

Élisabeth St-Gelais, BMus’21, has recently been receiving a lot of attention, winning McGill’s Wirth Vocal Prize and a grand prize at the Canadian Music Competition. The young Innu soprano from Saguenay says her Indigenous heritage supplies the foundation for her art.

The McCall MacBain Arts Building was bathed in orange light to mark Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 (Photo: Owen Egan and Joni Dufour) On Campus

Remembering, reckoning, and reconciling

Like many of its peer institutions, McGill is reexamining some of the thornier aspects of its long history. The University is also embarking on a number of new initiatives aimed at making McGill a more welcoming place for members of the Black and Indigenous communities.

Margaret Grenier performing People

Sharing a vibrant culture through dance

Margaret Grenier, BSc’97, won one of Canada’s top prizes for the performing arts for her work with the Dancers of Damelahamid, an Indigenous dance company that uses song and a unique form of masked dance to share First Nations’ cultural traditions. 


New Indigenous services minister determined to see progress

Marc Miller, BCL’01, LLB’01, made Parliamentary history in 2017 by delivering a statement in Mohawk in the House of Commons. As Canada’s new Indigenous services minister, he says he is “laser-focused on outcomes.”

On Campus

A big boost for Indigenous education

Thanks to a $1.25-million (U.S.) grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, McGill’s Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative is taking a major step forward.


Celebrating the diversity of Indigenous music

There is a lot more to Indigenous music than hand-drums and Jarrett Martineau, BA’06, is playing a key role in showcasing the wide range of contemporary Indigenous music that is currently being created.

On Campus

The road to reconciliation

Prompted by the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, McGill is planning to almost triple the number of Indigenous students who attend the University.

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