S’iwes Toti:lt Q’ep – Teaching & Learning Together
Aug 27 – 28, 2012 – Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Hosted by the University of the Fraser Valley in partnership with
the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Are you Indigenizing your academy?
Who should attend?
Institutions are invited to bring ‘Teams’
- Indigenizer (the head of indigenous studies, the senior / special advisor, the one who becomes the ‘go to’ person for everything Indigenous in your institution)
- Senior Administrator: President, Vice-President, Dean, and Associates;
- At least one other: Elder, student, Community (Advisory) representative Faculty / Staff
Individuals involved in Indigenization
We formally encourage individuals who are immersed in Indigenization work to sign up!
- To share best practices of Indigenizing post-secondary education from several levels in institutions, yet with particular care and attention to actualizing these changes at the most senior level of our institutions;
- To understand scholarly investigation of ‘decolonizing knowledge’ from Indigenous world views;
- To develop a network, at several levels, among the participating institutions;
- To develop a plan for transformative change with regard to Indigenizing the academy
Place Name Tour
Held in beautiful traditional Stó:lō territory, Chilliwack BC, Canada at the University of the Fraser Valley’s new Gathering Place
- the contested discourse of “Indigenization”;
- reconciling governance, academic freedom, and collective agreements with Indigenization and Indigenous community culture;
- recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty, administrators, staff, and students;
- integrating Indigenous ways of knowing into the university;
- the role of Community Advisory Councils;
- best practices and obstacles.
The Conference will incorporate traditional longhouse protocols and will include keynote speakers, workshop dialogues on how to implement Indigenizing efforts and plans, student sessions, and community-based events.
In addition to an Indigenizing network among post-secondary institutions in which best practices can be continually shared, outcomes of this conference may include a DVD of the speakers that can be used as a teaching tool; case studies on Indigenizing the Academy; and a ‘how to’ manual/guide.
- Individual $159
- Group $477 (buy three get one for free)
- Graduate $109
- Community Member / Elder $89
- Undergraduate $59
- Alumni $59
- Crafter table $59