17th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge: Rethinking Reconciliation will take place at Queen’s University on November 13 & 14 2015. The symposium seeks to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for the establishment of mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples through an “awareness of the past, acknowledgement of the harm that has been inflicted, atonement for the causes, and action to change behaviour” (Executive Summary 7). It will invite students, scholars, knowledge keepers, and Elders to explore theoretical and practical forms of reconciliation that are aligned with Indigenous epistemologies. The symposium will be conducted with respect for traditional Indigenous protocols; Indigenous community members and Elders will be in attendance as participants and stakeholders, and presentations will be in the form of a talking circle. The sessions are moderated with the use of a talking stick and given guidance by Elders.
At this time we invite proposals for papers presentations and/or panels from all interested. Deadline for submission is September 18th 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by October 5th 2015. Please send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org