University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills (UnBQ) is proud to be hosting the four-day Blue Quills Indigenous Thought conference. This conference will be the first in a series of similar conferences, at the UnBQ campus, on May 2-5th.
The theme of the conference, Indigenous Thought and Being, is about celebrating Indigenous peoples’ reclamation of their own systems and knowledge and Indigenous thought regarding present day issues. We will explore a number of sub-themes including Indigenous Knowledge, Health and Well-Being, Education, Literacy, and, interweaving all of these, iyiniw isihcikewin – Ceremony, Culture, and Ways of Being.
Featuring presentations from world-renowned keynote speakers, Elders and community members, leadership, and specialists on language, literacy, social work, and Indigenous research, the conference programme consists of 15-minute BQ pîkiskwêwina (talks), 50-minute workshops, and three panel discussions. The conference is open to all, but educators, Indigenous language specialists, social workers, academic researchers, community workers, and those interested in these areas may find it particularly useful. Registration spaces are quite limited, so please register soon!
Ross Krekoski (RossK@bluequills.ca)
Literacy Centre Assistant/Instructor
Valerie Cardinal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Literacy Centre Team Lead
Jennifer Ramsay (email@example.com)
Language Program Assistant