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Taking Care of Our Land Symposium

gdo akiiminaan ganawendanaan - May 2023

Theme: To be announced 

The symposium creates opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, as well as traditional knowledge keepers, to engage in dialogue about Indigenous thought while providing mentorship for students who are in the early stages of their engagement with research. It aspires to foster a supportive learning community inclusive of all participants.


• 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)



Special Mission

Algoma University has been given a very special mission, one that connects to its place on this historical site.

Algoma University is committed to being a welcoming, inclusive, safe, and respectful learning community; one that values the opportunities to learn from and with students, staff and visitors from all parts of the world. This is what makes Algoma University such a special place.