Honoring the Kahswentha: 15th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Research
In celebration of the 400 year anniversary of the Two Row Wampum belt, the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre is dedicating this year's Symposium to the Kahswentha, the Haudenosaunee record of the first agreement between the Haudenosaunee and European newcomers. This wampum, which formed the basis for the covenant chain of all subsequent treaty relationship built by the Haudenosaunee and other Native nations with settler governments on this continent, outlines a mutual, three-part commitment to friendship, peace between people, and living in parallel forever.
We invite submissions from Indigenous wisdom keepers, community members and professionals, and academics in all disciplines. The organizers place no restrictions on how presenters choose to approach the topic of "Honoring the Kahswentha."
This symposium is conducted in a fashion expressing respect for traditional Indigenous protocol. Indigenous community memebrs and elders will be in attendance as participants and stakeholders, and presentation Q&A will be in the form of a talking circle. Sessions are moderated with the use of a takling stick and guided by Indigenous elders.
We ask that interested parties send a brief abstract of their presentation (no more than 250 words), and a brief biography of the presenter(s), to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 11, 2013. The Symposium will take place at Queen's University, Kingston ON, on November 8-9. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length, and A/V support is available.