CFP- wahkohtowin: Indigenizing Practice: Linking Kindred Spirits

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The College of Education, in cooperation with the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, invite all faculty and instructional staff to submit paper or poster proposals to “wahkohtowin: Indigenizing Practice: Linking Kindred Spirits,” a conference taking place from September 18-20, 2014 at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Paper and poster proposals will be accepted until June 15, 2014. Please use the on-line submission at http://www.usask.ca/wahkohtowin2014/call_for_proposals.php

Registration is being set up on line and will be available soon.

The conference theme and sub themes are as follows:

Bringing together “kindred spirits” to unpack decolonization and kindle Indigenization processes and methods to transform educational practices.

·      Indigenous theory, theorizing and applications to disciplinary knowledges

·      Decolonizing and anti-oppressive practices, content, and curriculum for all students

·      Storytelling, Indigenous knowledge protocols and working with Elders, knowledge keepers and its significance to Treaty and Indigenous Sovereignty

·      Examining land, language and culture with land-based knowledge

·      Bringing Indigenous knowledge into the classroom through animating indigenous content, humour, practice, and courses in post-secondary teaching

·      Ethics, Research, and Protocols and Research Ethics in Indigenizing Practice

Subthemes:

·      Indigenous methodologies in research practices

·      Aboriginal Teacher Education Programs (ATEPs)

·      Shifting identities in classrooms by employing Indigenous content, knowledges, worldviews, and practices

·      Use of technology in an Indigenized classroom and post-secondary environment

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