Hosted by the Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement, the Kinàmàgawin Symposium addresses timely topics—chosen by students—relevant to Indigenous peoples and empowers students, staff, and faculty at Carleton to further their own knowledge and become a positive force for change.

The name Kinàmàgawin, which means Learning Together, is shared by the Kinàmàgawin report published by the Carleton University Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee in 2020. In 2022, the Kinàmàgawin Progress Report was released.

2024 Symposium

  • Date: Thursday, February 8th from 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Location: Richcraft Hall Conference Rooms
  • Topic: Connecting to Indigenous Spirituality: Learning from the Land, Community, and Culture
  • Keynote Presenters: Shannon Chief, Ron Indian Mandamin, Mkomose (Dr. Andrew Judge), and Elder Barbara Bruce and Elder Charlotte Nolin

2024 Kinàmàgawin Symposium Program

Previous Symposium Events

2023 Symposium

  • Topic: Accessing the Academy: A Four Directions Approach
  • Keynote Presenters: Dr. Chantal Fiola, Dr. Verna St. Denis, Paula MacDonald, and Tera Beaulieu

2022 Symposium

  • Topic: Surviving the Pandemic: Indigenous Approaches to Wellbeing
  • Keynote speakers: Dr. James Makokis and Dr. Raven Sinclair

2021 Symposium

  • Topic: The Inuit Relocations: Intergenerational Impacts and Inuit Resilience
  • Keynote speakers: Martha Flaherty and Sheila Watt-Cloutier

2020 Symposium

  • Topic: Indigenous Identity and Sovereignty
  • Keynote speakers: Pam Palmater and Darryl Leroux