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Integrating Knowledges Summit

October 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


In keeping with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, this summit is designed to be

an intercultural calling-in of social justice advocates, community elders, researchers, artists, cultural, and multidisciplinary practitioners and performers, academics, students, and residential school representatives – among others — in order to generate creative solutions to immediate societal challenges and to develop opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and researchers across disciplines to meet and collaborate.

  • Date: October 14-16, 2016
  • Location: University of Waterloo
  • Keynote speaker: Professor Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child, and Family Caring Society of Canada

Full program schedule will be posted when ready.

The choice of the title deliberately points to the present actions that need to be undertaken alongside the plural formation of “knowledges,” in order to acknowledge the heterogeneity of Indigenous pedagogies across Canada, as well as challenge the sustained structures of systemic oppression and exclusion.

The summit is organized to expand from four directions:

  • Education
  • Nutrition
  • Truth
  • Reconciliation

Integrating Knowledges will be the first of its kind held at the University of Waterloo. It sets out to facilitate collaborations among departments within the University, as well as the greater communities to revitalize the relationships between Indigenous peoples and Canadian society in meaningful and long-lasting ways.

This event’s website: Integrating Knowledges Summit



October 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am
October 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


University of Waterloo