CAUT is sponsoring its 5th Forum for Aboriginal Academic Staff to be held November 6 and 7, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Downtown Winnipeg.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has documented Canada’s practices of cultural genocide and their ongoing effects. The report outlines the actions necessary to redress the legacy of colonialism and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation. The TRC also puts forward powerful recommendations for structural change at Canadian educational institutions, change necessary to achieve truth, justice, and healing. But these recommendations come at a time when governments are harshly cutting expenditures and the entire public education system is under threat. This forum will be a critical opportunity for dialogue among academic staff from across Canada to examine local and national strategies for implementing the Commission’s recommendations – and challenge the destructive economic policies that stand in the way of repairing the damage done by Canada’s colonial project.
The USFA Executive Committee has passed a motion to fund the attendance of three members at this conference. If you are interested in attending simply let us know in a reply to this email by noon on Friday (October 2). Should more than three members express interest, there will be a draw to determine who will be funded by the USFA to attend.
Those funded by the USFA to attend will be required to provide the Executive with a written report following the conference.
The registration form and hotel information are available only on the CAUT website at http://events.caut.ca/aboriginal-2015/. Please note hotel reservation cut-off is October 5.