Call for Abstracts

 

THE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED! WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS UP TO MARCH 20TH, 2016!

We encourage activists, experts (academic and non-academic) in their fields, allies and artists to apply to present and share their important work.

While proposals on all Indigenous teachings, Traditional Knowledge and environmental questions are welcome, broader themes for the conference include:

  • Indigenous Knowledges, transformation and the natural world
  • Health, healing and the environment
  • Women and the healing of the environment
  • Strategies for environmental alliances
  • The role of Youth and the global environment
  • Building community around restoring the natural world
  • Healing the environment through Spirit
  • Living and learning within the cycles of nature
  • Indigenous foods, medicines, food systems
  • Other topics that relate to the more general conference theme

The conference will be April 22nd – 24th, 2016 at the Symons campus of Trent University. Abstracts are due on March 4th, 2016. Submissions should include the title, author(s) including a short bio, program of study, and a 300 word abstract, as well as preference for a short paper presentation, panel discussion, poster, talking circles or other creative formats of exploring your research. Submissions can be sent to carlyarmstrong@trentu.ca.

The conference goal is to create pathways for transformative action by honouring our diverse roles and shared responsibilities through knowledge collaboration across disciplines and traditions. Our goal is to empower participants by rebalancing principles, values, and revitalizing practices for the continuation and strengthening of all Life, and create a space where people can come together and share, discuss, and showcase their diverse work.

Applicants will hear by March 25th of their acceptance to the conference at which time guidelines for presentations will be shared with presenters. Applicants must accept their invitation by March 31st, or their spot may be offered to another speaker.

If you have any questions, please email carlyarmstrong@trentu.ca