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September 29, 2016

President’s Dream Colloquium on Returning to The Teachings: Justice, Identity and Belonging in the 21st Century

Justice, identity and belonging are central indicators of health and well-being. Founded on the ideal of a pluralistic society, Canada faces significant equity challenges in upholding the health and well-being of a diverse range of social groups.

This is particularly true for First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, who face disproportionate challenges within Canada’s education, health, economic, environmental and justice systems. These institutional pillars tragically have failed to serve the Indigenous Peoples of this land, for by holding up the State, the strength of these institutional pillars has weakened the cultural and relational roots of ancient worldviews, wisdoms and traditional societies.

Through ceremony, public lectures and dialogue, this President’s Dream Colloquium will cultivate an ecology for “a new way forward.” The intention is to create a rich experience of knowledge mobilization, diverse community engagement and capacity building for a new vision. The colloquium is born out of our right to dream for the rights of future generations, and for us to reimagine and enact a new reality for them.


Join us for a special evening with Wab Kinew, presented as part of the SFU President's Dream Colloquium on Returning to the Teachings: Justice, Identity and Belonging.

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation will act as co-hosts for this evening’s event which will include ceremony and witnessing.

All SFU President's Dream Colloquium events will be co-hosted by a Circle of Elders and Knowledge Keepers with ceremonies facilitated by the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Kwantlen, Katzie and Kwikwetlem First Nations.


Event Details


Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: Doors: 6:00pm. 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Vancouver Playhouse. 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir, Vancouver



Partners: SFU Public Square, SFU Vancouver, SFU President’s OfficeOffice of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral FellowsFaculty of Education, and SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples.

Partner/Speaker Twitter: @SFUPublicSquare @SFUvan @WabKinew

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