The conference offers participants the opportunity to explore and engage in workshops that challenge the current post-secondary education paradigm. Topics which will be discussed and debated include: integrating the Aboriginal paradigm in education; enhancing Aboriginal access to Post-Secondary institutions; redressing colonization in the Post-Secondary system; and best practices in designing culturally relevant curriculum.
Conference organizers are also happy to have two prominent guest speakers to address the audience; Leroy Little Bear of the University of Lethbridge's Native Studies Department, as well as Dr. E Richard Atleo, Research Liasion at the University of Manitoba and Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria.
Included in the schedule is a faculty learning forum on integrating Aboriginal paradigms into mainstream curriculum, to be held on October 13, from 8:30-14:00.
Organizers welcome faculty, instructors, senior secondary teachers, administrators, Aboriginal Support Workers, and others involved in education, from public, independent and Aboriginal post-secondary school systems to register.
More information on the conference, as well as information on registration, can be found here.