In addition to increasing the visibility of urban Indigenous populations, this conference will familiarize participants with what community-driven research processes work, and what institutional or colonial barriers are frequently encountered. Following presentations by community members, guest panelists will dialogue with presenters on: 1. How the research findings can inform policy and practice in ways that support self-government and self-determination, and 2. What true reconciliation would look like.
Guest panelists and plenary speakers include:
David Newhouse, Director and Professor, Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies, Trent University, and UAKN PI;
Miigam’agan, Elder, St. Thomas University, and member of the UAKN Atlantic Executive Committee;
Christopher Sheppard, President, National Association of Friendship Centres, Executive Director First Light St. John’s Friendship Centre, and Chair UAKN Atlantic Adjudication Committee;
Joceyln Formsma, Executive Director, National Association of Friendship Centres;
Sylvia Moore, Professor, Aboriginal Teacher Education Program, Labrador Institute, MUN, UAKN Atlantic Researcher;
Kelly Benning and Brigitte Benning, Friendship Centre Grand Prairie Regional College, Alberta.
Feb 19 Urban Indigenous children, their families and caregivers
Feb 20 Health and well-being
Feb 21 Urban Indigenous identity
Duty to consult
General Registration Options:General Registration: $300