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KPU Indigenous Dialogue Series

Date: Wednesday November 25, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

Indigenous Dialogue Series 2020 Guests

Welcome to the registration page for the KPU Indigenous Dialogue Series: Perspectives on Indigenization. This series is intended to bring together all members of the Kwantlen community—students, employees, affiliates, and the general public; settler and Indigenous—to listen to and engage with renowned Indigenous scholars, activists, and leaders. We hope that these sessions will help spark productive, genuine discussion and meaningful action as KPU moves towards addressing historical and systemic wrongs, ensuring fundamental rights, and creating a present and future where Indigenous peoples can flourish.

Our inaugural event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, November 25th from 1-3 p.m. and feature Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Q'um Q'um Xiiem, from the Stó:lō and St'at'imc First Nations in British Columbia, as the keynote speaker. Dr. Archibald will speak about what reconciliation means in relation to Indigenous knowledges, Indigenous self-determination, and high quality education, and how all those who work and study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University can be engaged with Indigeneity and reconciliation in meaningful ways.

This address will lead into a panel discussion with Dr. Archibald, KPU Chancellor Kim Baird Kwuntiltunaat, KPU governor Rhiannon Bennett, and KPU student Samantha Jack, moderated by President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Alan Davis. Panelists will reflect and offer their perspectives on themes from the keynote, and also respond to questions from webinar participants.

We would like to encourage everyone registering for the event to submit (a) question(s) they would like the panelists to consider. Questions will be forwarded on to our speakers, who will be invited to respond as they wish.

Please see below for more information about our speakers, the event schedule, and how to register and send in your questions. If you have questions for event organizers, please email indigenousdialogueseries@kpu.ca

We are very excited to offer this opportunity to one and all, and hope to see you on the 25th!

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About Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Q'um Q'um Xiiem: 

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Q'um Q'um Xiiem, from the Stó:lō and St'at'imc First Nations in British Columbia, is Professor Emeritus in the Educational Studies Department at the UBC Faculty of Education. She was the former Associate Dean Indigenous Education and the Director of UBC's Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP). She received a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from Simon Fraser University. Over a 45-year educational career, Jo-ann has been a teacher, curriculum developer, researcher, university administrator and professor. Jo-ann received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2017.

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem will share perspectives, policy approaches, and practices related to making the university more respectful and responsive to Indigenous peoples and Indigenous knowledges for which the term ‘Indigeneity’ is used. In a new era of reconciliation advocated in the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015), she will examine the following questions: What does reconciliation mean in relation to Indigenous knowledges, Indigenous self-determination, and high-quality education? How can all those who work and study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University be engaged with Indigeneity and reconciliation in meaningful ways?

Indigenous Dialogue Series: Perspectives on Indigenization

1:00pm - 1:10pm Traditional opening by Lekeyten
1:10pm - 1:15pm Welcome by KPU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Alan Davis
1:15pm - 1:50pm Speaker: Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem
1:50pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm - 2:40pm

Moderator: President Alan Davis

  • Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem
  • Kim Baird Kwuntiltunaat – KPU Chancellor
  • Rhiannon Bennett – KPU governor
  • Samantha Jack – KPU student
2:40pm - 3:00pm Q&A
3:00pm Closing remarks

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