Education for Reconciliation: Rebuilding Stronger and with Intentionality
June 26-28, 2023 | London, ON
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Hosted by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Western University, Universities Canada’s eighth annual Building Reconciliation Forum took place in the Wampum Learning Lodge from June 27 to 28, 2023.
The Forum facilitates a sharing of knowledge and experience in a wide variety of formats: panel discussions, oral histories, workshops, posters, lectures, and presentations from the visual and performing arts. In addition to addressing the Forum’s main theme, presenters cover four related subthemes:
- Indigenous Knowledges as a framework for Reconciliation and educational sovereignty
- Building back from COVID-19: innovations and resiliencies
- Understanding the differences between Indigenous initiatives and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Indigenous Knowledges and Sustainable Development Goals
Western is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Attawandaron (also known as Chonnonton or Neutral Nation), on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. We acknowledge historical and ongoing injustices that Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) endure in Canada, and we accept responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous communities through our teaching, research and community service.