3rd Annual Building Reconciliation Forum: The Journey Toward a Reconciled Education System

The University of Manitoba is proud to host the 3rd Annual Building Reconciliation Forum November 8-9, 2017 when we will explore The Journey Toward a Reconciled Education System. The forum brings together leaders from universities, colleges and Indigenous communities to take action on reconciliation, creating meaningful and lasting institutional change.

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Early Bird Rate $100
Ends on September 15, 2017

Regular Registration Rate $150
Ends on October 27, 2017

A total of 40 spots have been set aside for complimentary student registration on a first-come, first-served basis - maximum 2 seats per institution.
Does not include optional tour of Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

Elder and Survivor registration is free. Please select Elder when filling out the registration form.

Guided Tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is an additional $20.

Includes transportation from the U of M to The Forks where attendees will have time to have dinner on their own. Following the tour, transportation will be provided back to the designated conference hotels.

Program: *Schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Pre-Conference (by invitation-only)

For questions please contact Frank Deer at frank.deer@umanitoba.ca

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Indigenous Cultures on Campus: Building a Canadian Collaboratory

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Building Reconciliation Forum Day 1

7:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast Service

8:30 a.m.
Opening remarks, conference overview, transfer ceremony

9:15 a.m.
Keynote: What will a reconciled education system will look like?

10 a.m.
Session 1: Centering our Communities in our Physical Spaces

11 a.m.
Nutrition Break

11:15 a.m.
Session 2: Presidents Forum: A Joint Session with Universities Canada

12:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m.
Session 3: TBC

2 p.m.
Session 4: Indigenous Knowledge and Research across Disciplines

3 p.m.
Nutrition Break

3:15 p.m.
Session 5: Survivor Perspectives on Reconciliation

4:15 p.m. Closing prayer 

Optional Evening Event:
Guided tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Building Reconciliation Forum Day 2

7:45 a.m.
Breakfast Service and Networking

8:30 a.m.
Opening prayer, Elder reflections of Day 1, overview of Day 2

9:00 a.m.

9:45 a.m.
Session 6: Institutional Development: Indigenous Leadership at Universities and Colleges

10:45 a.m.
Nutrition Break

11 a.m.
Session 7: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Session 8: Indigenous Knowledge: Incorporating Community Strength

2:00 p.m.
Nutrition Break

2:15 p.m.
Session 9: Improving Academic and Social Supports for Indigenous Students

3:15 p.m.
Elder reflections, closing ceremonies, announcement of 2018 Building Reconciliation Forum host

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Farewell reception