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University of SK: Building Reconciliation Internal Forum – Tuesday September 18, 2018
2018 Forum Details
māmowi āsohtētān “Let’s Cross This Together”
Now in its second year, this daylong event is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action of Canada and provides another opportunity to gather to constructively and respectfully (Nīkānītān manācihitowinihk | Ni manachīhitoonaan – “Let us lead with respect”) dialogue and plan for the university environment we aspire to realize.
Based on your feedback from our last event, we have developed an interactive and dialogue-focused event that will end with a closing-cremony dance.
For the majority of the day, attendees will divide into four groups. Each group will attend two 45-minute long conversation circles in the morning and two circles in the afternoon. Each circle will also have a distinct theme and a thought leader to guide the discussion:
- Circle one—Indigenous student experience
- Circle two—Ally relationships: Building and sustaining ‘right relations’
- Circle three—Indigenous perspectives on research
- Circle four—Meeting reconciliation through anti-racist, anti-oppression education
8:30 – 9 am: Registration and light breakfast, Marquis Hall
9 – 9:45 am: Opening ceremonies, Garry Room, Marquis Hall
10 – 10:45 am, 11 – 11:45 am: Conversation circles, across campus
Noon – 12:45 pm: Boxed lunch, Garry Room, Marquis Hall
1 – 1:45 pm, 2 – 2:45 pm: Conversation circles, across campus
3 – 3:15 pm: Break with refreshments, Garry Room, Marquis Hall
3:15 – 4:15 pm: Closing ceremonies, Garry Room, Marquis Hall
2017 Forum Recap
Faculty, staff and student leaders gathered for a full-day event on March 7 that focused on how the U of S can respond to the 94 calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. By showcasing some of the current work taking place at the university, attendees learned high-impact practices in how to incorporate the principles of reconciliation in teaching and learning, research, enhancing the student experience and university governance and administration.
- Opening Remarks and Session 1: Reconciliation through Teaching and Learning
- Session 2: Structuring the University for the Path to Reconciliation
- Session 3: Anti-racist Research as Praxis
- Session 4: Enhancing the Indigenous Student Experience and Concluding Remarks
Note: the videos above will require Adobe Flash to view.
2017 Poster Session
As part of the forum, there was a poster session to showcase the programs, initiatives and research projects happening at the U of S that help to build reconciliation.
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