Indigenous Self-Identification

If you are an Indigenous student attending Mohawk College, we invite you to complete this self-identification form. Benefits of completing and submitting this form include:

  • Receiving information on any upcoming Indigenous Education & Student Services special events 
  • Receiving information on any upcoming Indigenous Education & Student Services workshops, Elder visits, and Soup Days
  • Receiving information on Indigenous full/part time employment opportunities
  • Receiving information on scholarships, awards and bursaries 

Aboriginal identity refers to whether the person reported identifying with the Aboriginal peoples of Canada. This includes those who reported being an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) and/or those who reported Registered or Treaty Indian status, that is registered under the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported membership in a First Nation or Indian band. Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. (Stats Canada 2015) 

How to Self Identify: 

  • An electronic form will be made available shortly
  • A downloadable paper form will be made available shortly
  • or Visit Indigenous Education & Student Services in Room A114 to fill out a paper form

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What does the college do with the information collected about self-identification?

The college uses the information in a variety of ways:

  • Our Student Life and Student Financial Services department use this information to communicate information that supports Indigenous students on campus both socially and financially
  • Mohawk College uses the information to report on annual goals related to Indigenous education to the, Aboriginal Education Council (AEC) Board of Governors, and/or the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

I am Indigenous from another country (other than Canada or the United States). Can I self-identify with Indigenous Services so that I can access additional programs and services?

At this time, Mohawk College’s Indigenous Education & Student Services Office focuses its support on Canadian Indigenous students. However, Indigenous peoples around the world (and non-Indigenous peoples) are welcome to complete an Allies of Indigenous Education & Student Services Form, in room A114, to receive more information on upcoming community events or to visit the Centre during work hours.


Queries should be forwarded to the Indigenous Education & Student Services office.

Phone: 905-575-1212 ext. 3428
Fax: 905-575-2236 
Email: aess [at]

135 Fennell Ave. West
Hamilton, ON, L9C 0E5
Room A114