Aboriginal Studies Faculty Presenting at the Berks Conference

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The Sixteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women will be held in Toronto on May 22 – 25, 2014.  The University of Toronto is hosting the first Canadian “Big Berks” in collaboration with co-sponsoring units and universities in Toronto and across Canada. The conference will feature many panels, workshops and roundtable discussions focusing on Indigenous pedagogies, methodologies and epistemologies.

Two faculty members of the Aborginal Studies Program will present at the upcoming conference. Professor Deborah McGregor will chair a roundtable discussion on Colonialism, Gender and Education on May 23rd from 10:30am-12:00pm. Professor Rauna Kuokannen will participate in this discussion, exploring issues related to Indigeneity, Gender and the Academy. Deborah McGregor will also be giving a workshop on May 24th from 1:00pm-3:30pm on Anishinaabe Knowledge: Water and Role of Women

In addition, The Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives will co-sponsor a roundtable discussion on May 23rd from 10:30am-12:00pm around the history project, Indigenous Women, Memory, and Power: Toronto Native Community. Professor Heather Howard, a research a Research Faculty Affiliate with the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University, will chair the discussion.

For a full schedule of all conference events and registration information, please visit the Berks Website.