The organizing committee for the 2018 CSITE conference has extended the deadline for proposal submissions to Friday, February 23rd.
The Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, wish to invite you to the 6th Annual Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education from April 30th to May 2nd, 2018.
April 30th (evening): Welcome and Keynote address followed by reception.
May 1st – 2nd: Research presentations, traditional teachings and small group discussions.
Our conference theme is “Maamwistoong neniizh akiin”, an Anishnaabemwin phrase that translates to “…when we bring two worlds together”. In this new era of reconciliation, Indigenous and non-indigenous educators are asked to engage in Indigenous cultures, knowledge and histories in respectful and culturally appropriate ways. For some, this could be described as “two-eyed seeing”, a phrase used to describe how people bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of knowing together, “…to use all our understandings so that we can leave the world a better place and not compromise the opportunities for our youth” (Bartlett, Marshall, Marshall, & Iwama, 2012). In many instances, educators enter pedagogical transitional spaces to explore how traditional understandings connect and relate to western pedagogies. These ‘ethical spaces of engagement’, as Willie Ermine (2008) describes them, are opportunities for individuals to respectfully reflect on these transitions, finding pathways of exploration to personally and professionally connect diverse knowledges and practice.
We invite proposals that highlight the various and diverse pedagogies reflective of Indigenous culture and perspectives including but not limited to land-based education, revitalization of Indigenous languages and cultures, decolonization of pedagogy, reconciliation, traditional technologies, skills, crafts, arts, and music that engage and inspire connections among knowledges, languages, social relations, and identities.