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Kinàmàgawin Symposium

February 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:Online (details will be provided by email closer to the event date)
Key Contact:Theresa Hendricks

Hosted by the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives, the second annual Kinàmàgawin Symposium will be streamed online on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The day-long symposium includes keynote speakers, panel discussions and Inuit cultural performances—all focused on this year’s theme: The Inuit Relocations: Intergenerational Impacts and Inuit Resilience.

Now in its second year, the Kinàmàgawin Symposium addresses timely topics—chosen by students—relevant to Indigenous peoples and serves to empower 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 Indigenous initiatives strategy published by the Carleton University Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee last year.


This year’s theme, The Inuit Relocations: Intergenerational Impacts and Inuit Resilience, refers to the Government of Canada’s relocation of Inuit to the High Arctic in the 1950s, which led to years of hardships and ongoing intergenerational trauma. Many years later, the Government of Canada publicly issued an official apology. The Inuit Relocations continue to impact Inuit communities to this day.

Graphic with text overlaid: Feb. 25, 2021, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kinamagawin Symposim; Theme: The Inuit Relocations: Intergenerational Impacts and Inuit Resilience. To register, visit


Registration for this event has now reached capacity. Thank you to everyone who registered, and we look forward to the event on Feb. 25. Additional details will be sent to registrants closer to the event date.

Kinàmàgawin Symposium Agenda

About the Speakers