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

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


·      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


CFP: 2014 WERA Focal Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Please find attached the Call for Submissions for the World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting which will be held from November 19 to 21, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland as part of the Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference. This Call and the Submission system can also be found on the WERA website.

WERA is an association of international research associations aiming to advance education research as a scientific and scholarly field.  Each year WERA hosts a Focal Meeting to highlight the work of international scholars and to facilitate thoughtful discussion on internationally significant education issues. The Focal Meeting consists of paper and symposia sessions, lectures, and other substantive activities in collaboration with the conference of a WERA member association.

Please keep in mind that the deadline is May 15th. 

CFP: Centre for Intercultural Language Studies (CILS)

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10th Annual Symposium

“Intercultural Research: Looking Back, Looking Forward.”

Friday, May 9, 2014

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The University of British Columbia (SWINGS Bldg Venue TBA)


We are accepting submissions for presentations (20 minutes) followed by discussion (10 minutes) on topics related to intercultural issues. The theme for this year, “Intercultural Research: Looking Back, Looking Forward” is intentionally broadly-stated so as to provide a forum where multiple perspectives from across a spectrum of issues can be shared and discussed.

Reports on small/large-scale research projects, research proposals, preliminary results of ongoing work, or teaching workshops on intercultural topics are all welcome. While the working language of the Symposium is English, we encourage proposals that are written in French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. Summaries of presentations and selected peer reviewed full papers will be published in the online 2014 CILS Symposium proceedings after the symposium.

Your submission should include:

 Your name(s)

 Your affiliation(s) (e.g. UBC, Department of Asian Studies)

 Format of presentation (paper or workshop)

 A title (max. 10 words)

 Abstract of your proposed presentation (max. 250 words)

 Short description (max. 100 words) for inclusion in the program

 Keywords (up to five)

 A/V needs (all presenters will be asked to supply their own laptops). All rooms are equipped with digital projectors.

Proposals will be reviewed as they are received and authors notified as soon as possible.

This Call for Papers closes on February 28, 2013. Submit your proposal by February 28 at:

If you have any questions, please email Natalia Balyasnikova at с


CFP: By Women of Color + Indigenous Women in the North American Environmental Movement

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Call for Submissions:

An Anthology of Articles, Essays and Interviews

By Women of Color + Indigenous Women in the North American Environmental Movement


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While a multitude of serious issues face our planet and human communities today, an array of visionary efforts, actions and solutions are simultaneously being offered to counter the many challenges we face.  Women of Color and Indigenous Women are at the center of and leading much of this important work.

Women, who plant trees and community gardens in our cities. Women, who advance traditional ecological knowledge and practices. Women, who fight for clean air and demand accountability by polluting industries.  Women, who challenge oil companies and defend the rights of communities across the globe. Women, who advocate for chemical policy reform and green chemistry to safeguard our health.  Women, who teach and inspire around the deep connections between people and our beautiful planet. Women, who support immigrant restaurant owners to green their businesses with energy saving measures. Women, who work with passion, vision and purpose to create and achieve much against significant odds.

Call for Submissions and Nominations

With an aim to lift up and celebrate the work of so many amazing, impactful, dedicated women, we humbly invite submissions and nominations for a new anthology of North American-based Indigenous Women and Women of Color working on diverse environmental issues, locally, nationally and globally.  We seek compelling articles, essays, and interviews on the profound vision, work, and wisdom that Women of Color and Indigenous Women provide to our communities and the broader environmental movement. Seasoned and emerging leaders, grassroots activists, academics, community members, advocates, scientists, social change artists and others are all encouraged to contribute. We welcome new and unpublished writers as well as those who have been published previously.

This project will showcase a diversity of important work, from climate change to sustainable food systems to Indigenous-led conservation strategies to environmental justice to green jobs to renewable energy and more.  All efforts within the broader environmental and related human rights, public health and social justices spheres are welcome.  You do not have to call yourself an “environmentalist” or see your work as strictly environmental to contribute to this project.

Submission Guidelines

Please see the attached detailed guidelines for submission of articles, essays and interviews.

Deadline for Nominations and Submissions

If you are interested in participating in this project, we ask that you please send us your contact information and a short abstract (of up to 200 words) describing your intended piece by March 15, 2014.  Self-nominations, nominations of others and interview ideas are requested by that date.  Final submissions are due on July 7, 2014.  Early submissions are encouraged.

Questions or To Discuss Ideas

Please contact the editors at:

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

— Toni Morrison