Indigenous Self-Identification

If you are an Indigenous student attending Mohawk College, you are invited to complete the Indigenous Self-Identification Form. Benefits of completing and submitting the form include receiving information regarding:

  • Upcoming Indigenous Education and Student Services special events, workshops, Elder visits, and Soup Days.
  • Indigenous full- and part-time employment opportunities.
  • 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:

  • A downloadable paper form will be made available shortly. Downloaded forms can be faxed or mailed to Indigenous Education & Student Services - contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.
  • Students may also visit Indigenous Education & 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, Aboriginal Education Council (AEC) 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 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: iess [at] 


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