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CICan 2019 Indigenous Education Symposium
Nov 4 - 6th, 2019 | Saskatoon, SK
612 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK, Canada | View Map



Join leaders from colleges, institutes, stakeholder organizations and government, as well as CICan partners from the Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) at the 2019 Indigenous Education Symposium entitled TAPWEWIN* and ReconciliACTION to exchange innovative practices and share knowledge about Indigenous Education.

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2019 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Numerous initiatives will take place to encourage urgent action to preserve, revitalize and promote Indigenous languages around the world.

This year’s program will feature the importance and value for international collaboration and dialogue around this issue as well as many other topics related to Indigenous education.

For the first time, a delegation through CICan’s Pacific Alliance Education for Employment (PA-EFE) Program will participate in the symposium with the financial support from Global Affairs Canada.

Throughout the six (6) plenary sessions and five (5) series of concurrent sessions, the numerous presentations will be well aligned with the overall umbrella theme of the symposium and will address the following topics:

  • Celebrating Indigenous Culture, Heritage and History
  • Integrating Traditional Knowledge
  • Engaging, Supporting and Mentoring Indigenous Students
  • Building Strategic Relationships
  • Strengthening Governance and Leadership

With the support of host institutions:

In Collaboration With

* TAPWEWIN means the truth in the Cree language.


Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild
Grand Chief of The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and International Chief

For more than 40 years, Dr. Littlechild has worked to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through athletics, politics, and law. An accomplished lawyer, he is the first Indigenous person appointed to Queen’s Council by the Alberta Law Society. He brought Native issues to public attention while serving as the first Treaty Indian Member of Parliament.

Dr. Littlechild has been active with a number of organizations both within Canada and abroad, including the Indigenous Parliament of the Americas, the United Nations and the National Indian Athletic Association. He served as a Commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, whose final report was released on December 15, 2015.

For his participation in Indigenous and athletic endeavours, Dr. Littlechild has been honoured with several awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Order of Canada; he has been inducted into eight sports Hall of Fame, including Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (2018). He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s Degree in Physical Education, a Bachelor of Law Degree, and has been recognized with five Honourary Doctors of Law Degrees.

Dr. Littlechild was bestowed with the title of International Treaty Chief by the Chiefs and Elders of the Confederacy of Treaty No.6 and the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs (Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7 and Treaty No. 8 Alberta).


Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee.
DateTimeMember Activities
November 4, 20195:30 pm - 7:30 pmMember Activity:
  • Symposium Welcome Reception
November 5, 20197:30 am - 8:30 pmMember Activity:
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Sessions
  • Lunch
  • Sessions
  • Dinner
November 6, 20197:30 am - 3:00 pmMember Activity:
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Sessions
  • Lunch and Networking
  • Sessions
  • Departure
RegisterExtended Schedule

Registration Fees

Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee. All packages include the activities listed in the above schedule.
PackagesCICan Members Non-Members
All 3 days (Nov 4-6)Member Fees: $550Non-Member Fees: $675
Symposium Welcome Reception (Nov 4)Member Fees: $50Non-Member Fees: $75
Day 2 (Nov 5)Member Fees: $375Non-Member Fees: $425
Day 3 (Nov 6)Member Fees: $300Non-Member Fees: $350
Student *Please note that a student must be enrolled full time at a CICan Member Institution.Member Fees: $175Non-Member Fees: -


Special discounted rates are available at the following hotel(s). Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Reserve early, as rooms will fill up quickly.
612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 3G9
Limited availability
Rate: $159.00
Code: CIC
Book by: October 7, 2019


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612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G9
Nov 4 - 6th, 2019
18:30 pm - 16:00 pm
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
612 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3G9
Colleges and Institutes Canada
For program information
Anne Brazeau-Monnet
6137462222, ext. 3104
For registration information
Substitutions are accepted by email up to November 2, 2019.
Before and on October 4, 2019: 50% refund of the full amount paid
October 5, 2019 or later: No refunds
You can cancel online or by email up until November 1, 2019.
We do not accept cancellations by phone.