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2019 CICan Indigenous Education Symposium Preliminary Program


Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon, November 4-6, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Time Session Location
16:00 – 17:30 Registration
17:30 – 19:30 Welcome Reception Top of the Inn (8th Floor)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Time Session Speakers Location
7:15 – 8:15 Registration and Breakfast Foyer
8:15 – 10:00 Plenary Sessions
8:15 – 8:45 Welcome (SI) Centre Room
8:45 – 9:30 Opening Keynote (SI) Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, Grand Chief of The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and International Chief Centre Room
9:30 – 10:00 A Pacific Alliance Perspective (SI) Antolín Celote Preciado, Deputy Director, Strengthening and Empowerment of Indigenous Peoples’ Culture and Identity, Federal Ministry of Education (Mexico) Centre Room
10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break and Showcase Foyer
 10:30 – 11:15  Concurrent Sessions Celebrating Indigenous Culture, Heritage and History
Session # 1 Embracing Indigenous Culture at Coast Mountain College (E/SI) Anita Davis, Indigenous Knowledge Keeper – Coast Mountain College
Bridie O’ Brien, Executive Director, Indigenization – Coast Mountain College
Sheree Ronneson, Faculty – Coast Mountain College
Centre Room
 Session # 2 Two Journeys, One Path Forward (E/SI) Clarice Beebe, Niitsitapi Education Assistant Program Coordinator/ 2+2 Arts & Science Program Coordinator – Red Crow Community College
Wendelin Mistaken Chief, Indigenous Partnerships Officer – Bow Valley College
Moderator: Sara Child, Instructor, Curriculum Developer – North Island College
 South/West Room
 Session # 3 Reframing Indigenization (E) Tamara Starblanket, Dean of Academics – Native Education College
Moderator: J. Mark A. Hoddenbagh, President & CEO – Parkland & Cumberland Colleges
East Room
11:30 – 12:15 Concurrent Sessions  Integrating Traditional Knowledge
Session # 1 A Small Rural College’s Journey to Developing an Elder-in-Residence Program (E/SI) Bobbi Gray, Director of Programs and Services – Cumberland College
Corinne Lam Ma, Manager of Learner Services and ESL – Cumberland College
Louise Smokeyday, Elder – Cumberland College
 Centre Room
Session # 2 Incorporating an Indigenous Perspective into Training and Curriculum Development – Pacific Alliance Case Studies (SI) Sergio Zapata – Ministry of Education (Mexico)
Gustavo Rubio Lozano – Agricultural Technical Institute (Colombia)
 South/West Room
Session # 3 Weaving the Education Basket (E) Tracey Conrad, Coordinator, University & Skills Programs – North West College
Jennifer Rooke, Basic Education Coordinator – North West College
Moderator: Patricia Whittington, Director, Indigenous Services and Access Programs – Georgian College
 East Room
12:15 – 13:15 Networking Lunch and Showcase
13:15 – 14:15 Plenary Session
Empowering Indigenous Women in their Postsecondary Education Journey (SI) Marie Battiste – Department of Educational Foundations – University of Saskatchewan
– University of Saskatchewan
Silvia Jimena Ruiz, Political Coordinator, Bilingual and Intercultural Program of the Indigenous Regional Council of Cauca (Colombia)
Centre Room
14:30 – 15:15 Concurrent Sessions  Engaging, Supporting and Mentoring Indigenous Students
Session # 1 Wahkohtowin: Stories of NorQuest College (E/SI) Conor Kerr, Manager, Indigenous Relations & Supports – NorQuest College
Lorisia MacLeod, Instructor Librarian – NorQuest College
Elliott Young, Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor – NorQuest College
 Centre Room
Session # 2 Providing Quality Support and Services to Indigenous Students – Ensuring Access and Permanence. Two Pacific Alliance Case Studies Jenny Vargas Guataquira – Ministry of Higher Education (Colombia)
Marcelino Vivanco, Coordinator for Intercultural and Bilingual Education – Ministry of Education (Peru)
Moderator: Eliana Gallardo, Pacific Alliance Indigenous Communities Specialist – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
 South/West Room
Session # 3 Implementing Innovative Outreach and Support Approaches (E) Tina Reed, Director, Recruitment & Partnerships – Contact North
Diane Ryder, Campus Manager – Northern College
Moderator: Larry Gauthier, Coordinator, Chinook Lodge – SAIT
East Room
15:15 – 15:45 Networking Break and Showcase Foyer
15:45 – 16:45 Plenary Session
Indigenous Education – Learning from the experiences of the Pacific Alliance Countries (SI) Jenny Vargas Guataquira – Ministry of Higher Education (Colombia)
Eleodoro Moscoso Esteban – National Organization of Indigenous Development (CONADI) – Government of Chile
Basilio Eliseo Vásquez Ramírez, Director of Indigenous Education – Ministry of Education (Mexico)
Nora Delgado Diaz, Director General for Intercultural and Bilingual Education – Ministry of Education (Peru)
Centre Room
16:45 – 17:00 Daily Wrap-Up Centre Room
17:45 – 18:30 Shuttle to rRemai mModern Last Shuttle will depart the Venue at 21:00
18:00 – 20:30 Indigenous Dinner and Celebration rRemai mModern

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time Session Speakers Location
7:15 – 8:15 Breakfast  Foyer
8:15 – 9:30 Plenary Session
8:15 – 8:30 Welcome  Centre Room
8:30 – 9:30 Revitalization of Indigenous Languages (SI) Maxine Baptiste, Language Director, En’owkin Centre
Gloria Uluqsi, Dean, Education, Inuit & University Studies – Nunavut Arctic College
Lucy Duval-Evic, Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP) Instructor – Nunavut Arctic College
Gustavo Zambrano, Management Specialist in Prevention of Social Conflicts and Governance – Ministry of Culture (Peru)
Centre Room
9:45 – 10:30 Concurrent Sessions Building Strategic Relationships
Session # 1 Reconciliation, Relationship and Reciprocity: Collaboration of Musqueam Indian Band and snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ (E/SI) Rainbow Choi, Technical Writer – snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Kwes’ Kwestin (Jim Kew), Elder Knowledge Keeper – snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Richard Ouellet, Director of Indigenous Education and Services – snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Moderator: Jason Seright, Director, Indigenous Strategy – Saskatchewan Polytechnic
 Centre Room
Session # 2 A Curriculum born of a Common Vision (F/SI)

Bridging Indigenous Learners in the Digital Economy (SI)

Marie-Hélène Lambert, Student Advisor – Collège d’Alma

Jean-Marie Pelletier, Manager, Indigenous Partnerships – Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB)
Denis Carignan, President and CEO, PLATO Software Testing
Moderator: Caroline Lachance, directrice adjointe des études à la vie étudiante et communautaire – Cégep de Trois-Rivières

 South West Room
Session # 3 Ayaakwaamisiin: Creating Pathways for Indigenous Learners across Ontario Colleges, Universities and Indigenous Institutes (E) S. Brenda Small, Vice-President, Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning – Confederation College
Emily Willson, Project Manager, Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning – Confederation College
Moderator: Tosh Southwick, Associate VP, Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation – Yukon College
 East Room
10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break and Showcase Foyer
11:00 – 12:00 Plenary Session
Student Perspectives (SI) Kirsten Paul, Student, Cyber Security – Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB)
Kattya Tabilo Rivera, Student – Ovalle Public Institute (Chile)
Daniel de Jesús Nicolás, Student – Universidad Tecnológica de Tamaulipas Norte (Mexico)
 Centre Room
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch with Guest Speakers
A New Standard is Coming in 2020… The World’s First on Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students (E) Amy Fogarty, Manager, Programs & Priorities – Mental Health Commission of Canada
David Horth, Director of Communications – Ministry of Advanced Education, Government of Saskatchewan and Member, Technical Committee, CSA Z2003 Standard on Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students
 Centre Room
13:00 – 13:45 Concurrent Sessions  Strengthening Governance and Leadership
Session # 1 Taking ReconciliACTION: Sharing an Action Plan for Reconciliation (E/SI) Nicole Amiotte Bilinski, Facilitator, Indigenous Curriculum Specialist – Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Dawn Fleming, Program Head, Correctional Studies – Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Deanna Speidel, Indigenous Strategy Coordinator – Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Lisa Taylor, Instuctor – Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Julian Tomlinson, Dean, School of Hospitality & Tourism – Saskatchewan Polytechnic
 Centre Room
Session # 2 Opportunity and Success: Creating Community through Inclusivity and Partnership in a Mainstream College-Prep Adult Education Program (E) Heather Ferguson, Academic Upgrading Program Coordinator/Professor – Sault College
Carolyn Hepburn, Dean, Indigenous Studies and Academic Upgrading – Sault College
 South/West Room
Session # 3 Indigenous Education Protocol – Five Years In; Sharing Our Challenges (E/SI) Karen Barnes, President – Yukon College
Ken Tourand, President – Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
East Room
14:00 – 15:00 Plenary Session
14:00 – 14:45 Closing Keynote (SI)  Centre Room
14:45 – 15:00 Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks (SI)  Centre Room