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Call for abstracts: World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

August 8 2016
The World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) is an international gathering held every three years. WIPCE attracts highly regarded experts and scholars in Indigenous education engaging approximately 4000 Indigenous representatives from First Nations (Canada), Native Americans (USA), Aborigines (Australia), Maori (New Zealand), Ainu (Japan), Sami (Norway) and more. WIPCE is the largest and most diverse Indigenous education venue in the world. The conference continues to lead the discussion on contemporary movements in education that support Indigenous worldviews.

This year the Conference will take place between July 24th and July 29th 2017 in Toronto, Canada. WIPCE 2017 will focus on partnerships and successes in Indigenous education.

Submission of abstracts

The deadline for abstract submissions is currently August 31st, 2016 and can be sent online via Abstracts will be accepted online, reviewed and notification provided on a rolling basis. The theme for 2017 will be "A Celebration of Resilience".

IWGIA invites its network to share the call for abstracts and the information about the Conference to all of those interested in contributing to this year event.

About WIPCE 2017 

Six Nations Polytechnic in partnership with Tap Resources will host the 11th World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE 2017). Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) and Tap Resources were awarded this honour from the Hawaiian Education Association, hosts of the 2014 Honolulu, Hawai’i. Pasts hosts include Hawaii (2014); Peru (2011); Australia (2008); and New Zealand (2005). 

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) was created by and is governed by the Haudenosaunee of Grand River, a people with a history that predates the formation of Canada and the United States of America. Six Nations Polytechnic is a leader in Indigenous postsecondary education with a strong focus on cultural and language revitalization. With its established commitment to Indigenous student success and building intercultural understanding, Six Nations Polytechnic is honoured to host WIPCE 2017, a world showcase for partnerships and successes in Indigenous education. 

Source: World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education