Every November is Indigenous Education Month. There are various on-campus and off-campus events and workshops throughout the month. Our major event that takes place every November is our Indigenous Knowledges Gathering.
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What is the Indigenous Knowledges Gathering?
In considering the diversity of practices and traditions that exist within Indigenous nations, Indigenous education offers possibility, hope, and opportunity not only for the enhancement of educational outcomes but, conceived broadly, for the health and wellness of broader communities. It contributes to the scope of human understanding, offering values, philosophies, conceptual frameworks, and perspectives on how to move forward collectively. Bringing together a diverse array of educators, practitioners, scholars, students and members of Indigenous communities, the Indigenous Knowledges Gathering provides a safe space to think about and actively engage in meaningful conversations about the role and inherent responsibilities of education.
IKG provides an amazing opportunity to:
- learn about Indigenous ways of being, knowing, relating and doing;
- consider wise practices and develop strategies for building more responsive educational policies, systems, and practices;
- examine emerging challenges impacting Indigenous students;
- engage in hands-on cultural teachings and workshops; and,
- shape the future of post-secondary education.
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Overview of our past IKG
2021 Theme: Naawsidoong Mino Nawendiwin: Building Good Relationships
This year’s theme centres on relationship building as a core foundation of transformative change. It considers not only the purpose and practice of education, but also how educators can effectively communicate, equitably share our gifts, knowledges and skills, and work collaboratively to build more responsive education.
2020 Theme: One Dish, One Spoon: Conversations in Global Sustainability
In considering the diversity of practices and traditions that exist within Indigenous nations, Indigenous education offers the possibility, hope, and opportunity not only for the enhancement of educational outcomes but, conceived broadly, for the health and wellness of broader communities. It contributes to the scope of human understanding, offering values, philosophies, conceptual frameworks, and important perspectives on how to move forward in sustainable ways.
2019 Theme: Educating the Heart, Mind, Body and Spirit
This year’s theme, Educating the Heart, Mind, Body and Spirit, envisions an education system deeply connected to place, community, and the planet.
2019 IKG Livestreamed Talks and Panels
Listen to Waneek Horn-Miller speak about Restoring Balance
Listen to Youth speak about how they are Reclaiming Wellness
Listen to Elders speak about how they Build Bundles for the Future
Listen to Ron Bull share his teachings about the Canoe and the Turtle