TITLE: Support for the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education 2017
MOVED BY: Chief Ava Hill, Six Nations of the Grand River, ON
SECONDED BY: Chief Don Maracle, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, ON
DECISION Carried by Consensus
A. In 2017, as Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) in partnership with TAP Resources will host the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, A Celebration of Indigenous Resilience, July 24-29, 2017 in Toronto.
B. The World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) is the largest venue for Indigenous education in the world attracting over 4,000 Indigenous delegates.
C. WIPCE provides significant opportunity to strengthen cultural resilience, inspire cultural fluency among First Nation Youth and build understanding across cultures.
D. Truth and reconciliation is a growing international movement and presentations at WIPCE 2017 will address the status of the reconciliation in Canada and other countries.
E. WIPCE 2017, A Celebration of Resilience, will also examine the role and impacts of Indigenous knowledge and languages in reconciliation thereby providing unique opportunities to profile and share Indigenous peoples education issues and successes in Ontario, across Canada and internationally.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Chiefs-in-Assembly:
1. Provide full support to the WIPCE 2017 Host Committee in their pursuits of sponsorship for this historic celebration of Indigenous resilience.