The 2017 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) will be hosted by Six Nations Polytechnic in partnership with Tap Resources. Six Nations Polytechnic and Tap
Resources were awarded this honour at the 2014 WIPCE held in Honolulu, Hawai’i. We are excited to be hosting the largest venue for Indigenous education in the world.
WIPCE attracts approximately 4,000 Indigenous people from around the world. It is a tri-annual conference. Past hosts are Hawaii (2014), Peru (2011), Australia (2008) and New Zealand (2005). WIPCE 2017 will host world Indigenous peoples in our traditional territory allowing us an opportunity showcase both the Haudenosaunee as well as other Indigenous cultures in Canada.
Advisory Circle Objective: To provide cultural input into the Opening Ceremonies of WIPCE 2017. A maximum of ten advisors will be appointed to the Advisory Circle.
Advisory Members will:
Understand this is a volunteer position;
Collaborate and advise the WIPCE Host Committee on traditional protocols of Welcoming guests to our territory/home;
Advise on a recommended approach for an Ontario Indigenous Welcome Ceremony;
Participate in approximately 1 or 2 face-to-face meetings as arranged by the Executive Producer, (travel and meals will be provided);
Participate in 2 -3 follow-up calls to finalize welcome ceremonies;
Be available to attend the first meeting scheduled for May 28th, 2015 in Toronto.
WIPCE is seeking nominations of Elders and Indigenous knowledge holders to form an Elders & Indigenous Knowledge Advisory Circle. Self-nominations are welcome.