Indigenous Self-Identification

Mohawk is committed to providing services to support First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Metis and Inuit students' success. If you're a First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Metis or Inuit student, we encourage you to self-identify.

Students who self-identify with the Indigenous Student Services Office stay connected with Mohawk College and receive the following benefits:

  • Improve and enhance Indigenous programming and services at Mohawk
  • Receive notifications of upcoming events, workshops, and bursary opportunities
  • Eligible for enhanced academic and cultural supports
  • Improve connections with Indigenous communities.

Self-identification is voluntary and confidential, and you won't need to produce any documentation. All collected information is confidential and will not be shared, as outlined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will only be used to help us provide relevant support, services and resources.

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:

  • To access the self-id form, log into MyMohawk, click on the Registration page, and scroll down to the Indigenous Students section or click on the link:
  • Students may also visit Indigenous Student Services in Room A114 Fennell Campus to complete and submit a form in person

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, Indigenous Education Council (IEC) Board of Governors, and/or the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU).

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 Student Services Office focuses its support on Indigenous students of Canada. However, Indigenous peoples around the world (and non-Indigenous peoples) are to reach out to iess [at] (subject: General%20Inquiry) (iess[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca) with questions.

Queries should be forwarded to the Indigenous Student Services office.

Phone: 905-575-1212 ext. 3428
Fax: 905-575-2236
Email: iess [at] (iess[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca) 


Indigenous Student Services
135 Fennell Ave. West - Room A114
Hamilton, ON, L9C 0E5
Room A114