Queen’s to create Indigenous Knowledge Initiative with support from alumnus

August 7, 2019

A prominent member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte has donated $250K to Queen’s University to create a new program to promote reconciliation and Indigenous culture on campus. The gift from alumnus David Sharpe will fund the Indigenous Knowledge Initiative, a three-year program that will integrate Indigenous knowledge and wisdom into the academic environment and develop connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars. The gift will allow Queen’s to bring Indigenous scholar Professor Mark Dockstator to lead the initiative. Dockstator is a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, the former president of First Nations University, and the first person from a First Nation to graduate with a doctorate in law. Queen’s (ON)