2013 FSIN Future of First Nations Education
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference on First Nations education. The institutional conference will be focused on the successes, challenges and opportunities in post-secondary education and employment for First Nations people. It will explore how best stakeholders can ensure our post-secondary graduates are meeting the needs of industry and are gaining, and retaining, employment. The conference invites a reassessment of post-secondary education and encourages ideas on how we can leverage the advances that have been made while expanding the range of possibilities in supporting the full participation of First Nations people in society and in Saskatchewan’s booming economy.
Taking its lead from the diverse intellectual interests and brilliant examples of institutional triumphs in post-secondary education, the conference will be hosted by the Federation’s three primary educational institutions, specifically the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Center (SICC), the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT) and the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv).
The conference will include panels, as well as, concurrent breakout sessions. The hosts are seeking participants who wish to make contributions as panelists. The panels will focus on post-secondary education and will highlight four interrelated areas; 1) Students;
3) Institutions and;
The panels are open to researchers, directors, educators, coordinators, communities,
institutions, elders, industry, youth and other stakeholders from a broad cross section of Post-Secondary practitioners and Industry. Panels will be limited to a maximum of 4 panelists and each
panelist will be provided 20 minutes for a short presentation on their related theme.
Call for Presenters