Research Events

Recommendations 18, 19 and 20 of the Queen's TRC Task Force report focus on the importance and challenges of conducting research with and for Indigenous peoples and communities. The purpose of our research events are twofold. First of all to raise awareness of the types of research taking place with Indigenous peoples and communities and then also, to explore challenges and potential remedies for addressing them.

Annual Indigenous Knowledge Symposium

An annual Indigenous knowledge and research focused symposium which began in 1998 that explores a new theme each year. Past themes have included Treaty Recognition Week and Indigenous Language Revitalization. This is a free public event where academics, community members and students are welcome to attend to share and learn together.

2020 Indigenous Knowledge Symposium: Indigenous Plant Sovereignty 

This year’s 22nd annual Symposium will take place online on November 6th and 7th, 2020.  Please join us in a celebration of Indigenous plant sovereignty. Discussion will focus on contributing to healthy and sustainable communities in relation to our plant relatives. We invite you to share your knowledge and teachings around medicine, ceremony, communal growing practices, and the cultural relation of plant health to sovereignty and environmental justice.

Event Schedule 

  • Friday, November 6th, 2020 • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Keynote Address
  • Saturday, November 7th, 2020 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Panel Discussions, Presentations and More

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Detailed event Schedule

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Annual Indigenous Research Day

Research Day 2019

An annual event in partnership with School of Graduate Studies. The Annual Indigenous Research Day began in 2017, the focus of this day is research collaboration with Indigenous communities. Each year this event provides a keynote address followed by workshop sessions bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics, community members and invites guests together.

Virtual Indigenous Research Collaboration Day

“Exploring Indigenous Research Ethics”

Friday 6th November, 9am – 2 pm

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