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Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conferences 21-23 May 2024 Inbox

14 Mar 2024 6:20 AM | Alysa Czenze (Administrator)

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The First Nations University of Canada, University of Regina, File Hills Tribal Council is excited to announce the 2024 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference will take place at First Nations University of Canada, the University of Regina, and the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council Centre May 21 through 23, 2024. 

They invite you to come together to honour ancestral knowledge, explore cutting-edge research, and connect with Indigenous scholars.

The overarching theme of this year’s conference is Evidence-based approaches to Indigenous Knowledge and Science. Presentations are particularly requested for research addressing the conference session themes:

  • Authentic and inclusive approaches to discovery and teaching

  • Engaging youth in STEM

  • Indigenous engagement with water, land, and the environment

  • Relationships, partnerships, and sharing knowledges in a good way

  • Open sessions on other topics.

Their featured plenary speakers include:

Professor Gregory Cajete, Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico Native American Studies and Language Literacy Sociocultural Studies Scholar, the University of New Mexico;     

Elder AJ Felix, Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Pipe Carrier and Firekeeper for Treaties 1-11, Nêhiyawak Elder, and Cree translator;

Dr. Jessica Hernandez, Binnizá and Maya Ch'orti', Indigenous Scholar, Scientist, Author of Fresh Banana Leaves, and Community Advocate in the Pacific Northwest;

Banquet speaker, Actor Alyssa Wapanatâhk, nehiyaw-iskwew (cree woman) from Bigstone Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory, and star of Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy (2023), as well as Bones Of Crows (2023), and CW’s Riverdale.  

For more information and registration options, please contact them through

Preferred registration closes 25 March 2024

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