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 in 2020. In 2022, the Kinàmàgawin Progress Report was released.

2024 Kinàmàgawin Symposium

  • Topic: Connecting to Indigenous Spirituality: Learning from the Land, Community, and Culture
  • Keynote Presenters: Shannon Chief, Ron Indian Mandamin, Mkomose (Dr. Andrew Judge), Kookum and Knowledge Keeper Barbara Bruce and Elder Charlotte Nolin, and Jackie Tenute and Louella Tobias.

Previous Symposium Events

2023 Symposium

  • Topic: Accessing the Academy: A Four Directions Approach
  • Keynote Presenters: Dr. Chantal Fiola, Dr. Verna St. Denis, Shawna Joynt, and Deborah Young

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, Sheila Watt-Cloutier

2020 Symposium

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