Algoma U Hosts 4th Biennial Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium

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Algoma University, Anishinaabe Initiatives and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SKG) invite you to attend the 4th Biennial Anishinaabe Inendamowin (Thought) Research Symposium, being held on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Mino-Bimaadizidaa – Let’s have a good life”.

The Anishinaabe Inendamowin Research Symposium highlights the research being explored and conducted by Anishinaabe students, community members and faculty in our Algoma community. This group of innovative researchers demonstrate the need for Anishinaabe perspectives in current research.

The symposium is a conduit for Anishinaabe students considering higher education. Since the inception of Anishinaabe student support and services in 1987, numerous students have continued their education, completing professional programming, as well as post-graduate programs at the masters and doctoral level.

“We would like to see more of our students at Algoma University pursuing higher education,” said Rose Cameron, an Anishinaabekwe faculty member in the Department of Social Work. “Having the research event at the University is critical in showcasing how Indigenous ways of knowing can be integrated to inform the western research process. We are planting the seeds for students to learn more about the research process, to continue creating knowledge from an Anishinaabe perspective, and to be able to share their ideas with community members. Doing research is a key to opening that door towards higher education”.

For more information, please contact Anishinaabe Social and Cultural Program Coordinator, Melissa Agawa, at [email protected] or call 705.949.2301, Ext. 4816.

Symposium registration is free and is open to all members of the University as well as the general public. Please consider bringing non-perishable food items with you to contribute to the Student Food Bank.