The QNSA is an AMS ratified university club compromised of a diverse group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students that share an interest in Aboriginal cultures and traditions. Undergraduates, graduates and professional students are all represented in the QNSA.
The QNSA functions as a forum for students to discuss contemporary and historic issues pertaining to Aboriginal peoples and cultures.
The QNSA works in collaboration with Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (FDASC) and Queen’s Aboriginal Council to identify the needs of Aboriginal students on campus.
The QNSA plans and produces Aboriginal Awareness Week on campus. The week long event has a different theme each year. guest speakers and performers brings the Queen’s and Kingston communities together to learn about and critically engage with issues pertaining to that year’s theme. Past themes include Resistance, Medicines and Healing, and Aboriginal Art and Culture.
In addition to Aboriginal Awareness Week, QNSA members devote their time to volunteering with and attending other relevant Aboriginal themed events on campus such as the FDASC’s Annual Symposium.
The QNSA seeks to promote increased cultural understanding on campus. Members attend events produced by other clubs on campus to promote solidarity and cooperation towards achieving campus-wide mutual respect.
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