Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

19th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge: Exploring Indigenous Themes in The Break

Robert Sutherland Hall Rm.202 Queen’s University

October 27 & 28, 2017

The Break - a novel by Metis author Katherena Vermette was chosen as this years' Queen's Reads novel for the Queen's community. The Symposium will explore the themes in the book from an Indigenous perspective. 

The annual Indigenous Symposium is organized by students and staff of Queen’s University who believe Indigenous knowledge and scholarship have an essential role in the ‘Halls of Higher Learning’, and that First Nations,Inuit & Metis peoples have a right to share in this.

Indigenous Research promotes friendship and familiarity among participants, and facilitates the expansion of understanding, creating a welcoming environment for the growing community of indigenous scholars.

The symposium will be conducted with respect for traditional Indigenous protocols; Indigenous community members and Elders will be in attendance as participants and stakeholders, and presentations will be in the form of a talking circle. The sessions are moderated with the use of a talking stick and given guidance by Elders. 

 

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