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17th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS), March 15 & 16, 2019 SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
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17th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS)
Reflecting Upon our Journeys: Addressing the Path of Reclamation, Restoration & Resurgence
Simon Fraser University & University of British Columbia Partnership
Guided by ancestral teachings, IGSS 2019 encourages dialogue on Indigeneity in the academy through:
Reclamation - language, stories, history, place and partnerships
Restoration – social justice, education, policies, recognition and Indigenization,
Resurgence - research, traditional knowledge, cultural identity, resistance and socio-ecological responsibility.
Learning is encouraged through reciprocal discourse focusing on knowing, being and doing ‘in a good way’. This year’s IGSS will be held over two days with keynote speakers on both days. Please see agenda below:
Friday, March 15, 2019, 5 pm to 8 pm
Keynote speaker, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip ʔaʔsiwɬ Syilx/Okanagan, Penticton Indian Band, LLD. (Hon.) UBC
Honouring of our special guest Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald
Followed by an Open Mic & Reception (light refreshments will be available)
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:30 am to 4 pm
Keynote speaker, Dr. Margaret Kovach Sakewew p'sim iskwew/Plains Cree and Saulteaux, Pasqua First Nation, PhD. University of Saskatchewan
Lunch and Snacks will be provided.
PDF Files for IGSS 2019