Call for Interest : National Indigenous Education Symposium 2023 

Deadline:  September 1st, 2023

The National Indigenous Education Symposium 2023, organized jointly by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) and the Indigenous Institutes Consortium (IIC) will take place October 16-18, 2023, in Regina, Saskatchewan, home to the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda peoples, and the homeland of the Michif/Métis nation.

This year’s theme, Operationalizing Reconciliation will explore the role leaders in Indigenous education play to close skills gaps and respond to the biggest challenges facing Canadian Society.  Over two and a half days, leaders in Indigenous and non-Indigenous education and other committed groups will share and reflect on a unified vision for promoting, protecting and valuing Indigenous culture, knowledge and history while sharing exemplary practices and programs that support the well-being, participation, engagement, and success of Indigenous learners.
CICan and IIC invite presentation proposals that align to any of the following subthemes:

  • Accessibility: Recruitment, Retention, and Success of Indigenous Learners  
  • Braiding Indigenous Knowledge to Attain Climate Resilience 
  • Empowering the Next Seven Generations  
  • Strengthening Governance and Leadership 
  • Indigenous Languages and Indigenous Teacher Training  
  • Applied Research 

This is your chance to have your voice heard and participate in this important and exciting event!