Kanien’kehà:ka (Mohawk) of Kahnawà:ke
BA, major in Political Science with Great Distinction
What were some of the highlights from your time at Concordia?
Brandon Montour: “One of my greatest highlights is being a member of the Garnet Key Society, Concordia’s official honour society. As a member, I volunteered extensively at events across campus and organized a number of events that benefitted the Montreal community, including a benefit concert for the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.”
How does it feel to be graduating?
BM: “It feels great to finally have obtained my bachelor’s degree. I’m excited to build upon my experiences at Concordia and use this knowledge in the real world.”
How has the ASRC played a role in your life at Concordia?
BM: “The ASRC has been tremendously supportive to all Indigenous students. I truly felt at home while on campus and this is something that I will miss.”
What’s next for you after graduation?
BM: “In September, I will be attending McGill Faculty of Law, where I will be pursuing my Bachelor of Civil Law and Juris Doctor — BCL/JD. In the future, I plan on combining my expertise in political science and law in order to advocate for change for all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
My goal is to pursue a career in politics at the national level in order to address the challenges that we continue to face as First Nations peoples.”