The Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, in association with interested members of the Queen’s University community, is currently organizing its seventh annual symposium on Aboriginal Studies. The symposium will be held November 11, 12 and 13, 2005, at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The general theme of this year’s symposium shall be ‘Women and Knowledge.’ Organizers invite submissions from First Nations women Wisdom Keepers and Professionals, as well as from faculty and graduate students from all academic disciplines. The organizers place no restrictions on how individual presenters choose to broach the subject. Audio-visual support is available. Presentations should be no more than twenty minutes in length. Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, Navajo surgeon and author of The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, will deliver a keynote address.
The symposium is conducted in a fashion expressing respect for traditional Aboriginal protocol. Aboriginal community members and Elders attend as participants and stakeholders, and presentations take place in a talking circle. The sessions are moderated by an Aboriginal community leader with the use of a talking stick and are given guidance by Aboriginal Elders.
Please submit a one-page proposal, no later than September 30, 2005, that includes:
an abstract and title for your presentation, and
a brief biography
Norman Shields, Coordinator
Symposium: Aboriginal Studies
Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
146 Barrie Street
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Phone (613) 533-6970
Fax (613) 533-6272 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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