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Taking Care of Our Land Symposium May 2025

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The Department of Geography, Geology & Land Stewardship at Algoma University will host the fourth Taking Care of Our Land Symposium in May 2025. The purpose of the symposium is to explore, through research and best practices, the inclusion of cultural and traditional practices of land management, planning, and use for Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario.


• Academics – faculty, students (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral)

• Practitioners – economic development, land management, community planners, community engagement, land claim negotiators

• Non-governmental organizations – Indigenous lands, environment or economic development organizations

• Government departments (municipal, provincial, federal)

• Band Council members and Community members (youth, women, and elders)


View the 2019 symposium program (PDF)



View the 2017 symposium program (PDF)



View the 2015 symposium program (PDF)



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