Indigenous Spaces on Campus

At Queen's there are a number of designated Indigenous spaces at both the main and west campus locations. These designated Indigenous spaces are important to the Indigenous community at Queen's as they provide a safe and culturally relevant space where Indigenous community members can feel safe, comfortable and welcome. Many of these spaces have been designed with Indigenity in mind which promotes Indigenous visibility at the university. The Queen's community are welcome to access and utilize these spaces in a respectful way.


Four Directions

  144 - 146 Barrie Street

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre is an important resource for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at Queen's Four Directions primarily supports Indigenous students, and also runs a variety of programming each month. The centre serves as a space for connecting, gathering, studying and activities such as feasts and cultural programming. As of October 2018, the centre has officially doubled in size providing more space for students to gather and seek support.

Outdoor Indigenous Gathering Space

Inspired by Anishinaabe wigwams, this space was designed as a multipurpose outdoor space that can be used to hold Indigenous ceremonies and events, as well as academic courses with a focus on Indigenous content and culture. The outdoor structure features a roof with open sides and circle seating with the capacity to hold up to 30 people and is wheelchair accessible. Requests to use the space should be submitted by email to the Office of Indigenous Initiatives ( 

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Kanonhwerat贸nhtshera (Mohawk) | G鈥檇i-mikwanim (Anishinaabemowin) | The Welcoming Room

  Mac-Corry Hall, Room E202, 68 University Ave

The Welcoming Room is a communal gathering space and Indigenous classroom on campus. It is a multipurpose space that can be used to hold Indigenous ceremonies and events, as well as, academic courses with a focus on Indigenous content and culture.

This space can be booked by community for events and ceremony from 5:30 - 11 p.m. Monday to Friday and on weekends.

Contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives to book this space.

Student Room

  Beamish-Munro Hall, Room 322, 45 Union Street

The Student Room provides a space for Indigenous engineering students to gather, predominantly to study.

ITEP Lounge

  Duncan McArthur Hall, Room A246, 511 Union St West

The provides a vast library of resources available to students, staff and faculty. The lounge is periodically used for classes and workshops. Smudging can be done in this space and Medicines are available.

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Mshkiki Gitigan (Anishinaabemowin) | Ononhkwa Nikahehto:ten (Mohawk) | Sacred Medicine Garden

  Behind Duncan McArthur Hall
511 Union St West

Created in 2015, this garden is home to a number of traditional plants and Medicines. Consult with the ITEP office if you are interested in harvesting any of the plants prior to doing so.

ASUS Reflection Room

  Kingston Hall, Room 213, 103 Stuart St

The ASUS Reflection Room in Kingston Hall was gifted to the Arts Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) by Queen鈥檚 Alumni. In 2016, the room underwent a revitalization project and was renamed the Reflection Room, to acknowledge the historical and continuing impacts of colonization in Canada and its implications on the Indigenous staff, students, and community at Queen鈥檚. The Arts Science Undergraduate Society and the Faculty of Arts Science acknowledge that Queen鈥檚 University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories.

Fireplace Room

  Queen's Centre, 2nd floor, 284 Earl St

The fireside lounge is a designated Indigenous space open to all students and available for regular use. The room features comfortable seating, a fireplace, Indigenous art and a large dream catcher that hangs above the fireplace.