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3rd Biennial GDO Akiiminaan Ganawendandaan Symposium (Taking Care of Our Land)

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm

The Anishinaabe Initiatives Division and the Department of Geography & Geology at Algoma University will be hosting the 3rd. Biennial Symposium on Gdo Akiiminaan Ganawendandaa
n (Taking Care of Our Land), May 6–9, 2019 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The purpose of the Symposium is to explore, through research and best practices, cultural and traditional aspects of land management, planning, and use for Aboriginal communities in Canada. Both established and emerging researchers (including all levels of post-secondary students) and community practitioners are invited to submit presentation proposals for papers, workshops, panels with audience participation, posters, or teaching circles. Submissions should include aspects of Indigenous thought, knowledge, protocols, and/or research methodologies, and are welcome from across all disciplines. Please note that primary research involving participant consent is not permitted at the Symposium. New this year, we are inviting communities to reserve a booth to showcase their land projects.
For more information please email: Please submit your proposal (350 words max.) by January 18, 2019 at:
All presenters will be notified in early February 2019 if their proposal has been accepted or declined.


May 6 @ 8:00 am
May 9 @ 5:00 pm
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Algoma University


Sault Ste. Marie
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