Shawane Dagosiwin: Being respectful, caring and passionate about Aboriginal research logo

Aboriginal Education Research Forum 2024

Call for Presentations

19th Annual Aboriginal/Indigenous Education Research Forum
11th Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Conference

May 15 & 16, 2024

In-person forum

Red River College Polytechnic Notre Dame Campus - RRC Polytech Winnipeg

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024

Conference Theme: "The Wisdom Journey: Linking Elders' Stories with Youth Aspirations for an Active Tomorrowā€¯

The 19th Annual Aboriginal Education Research Forum, "Shawane Dagosiwin," is hosting the forum as an in-person event on May 15 & 16, 2024. This year, we're delighted to collaborate with the Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle (IPACC), enhancing the forum's dedication to educational research, integrity, and respect within the community. Organized by a diverse committee, the event will feature varied presentation streams, spotlighting Indigenous knowledges, wellness, and educational insights, fostering a comprehensive exploration of this year's theme: "The Wisdom Journey: Linking Elders' Stories with Youth Aspirations for an Active Tomorrow."

We are seeking proposals from a wide array of participants:

  • Traditional Healing Practitioners: Sharing knowledge on wellness practices rooted in Indigenous cultures and languages.
  • Wellness Advocates: Focusing on holistic health approaches within Indigenous communities.
  • Practitioners of Indigenous Sports and Recreation: Highlighting traditional and contemporary physical activities.
  • Cultural Stewards: Engaging in arts, storytelling, and cultural teachings.
  • Educators and Researchers: From early childhood to post-secondary, incorporating Indigenous perspectives.
  • Community Health Workers: Addressing physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through community-based projects.
  • Youth and Elders/Knowledge Keepers: Sharing stories, aspirations, and cultural wisdom.
  • Artists and Storytellers: Using their crafts to express and preserve Indigenous cultures and languages.

We welcome various presentations styles:

  • Paper, Oral or Performance presentations.
  • Sharing Circles, workshops and sessions involving audience participation.
  • Roundtable, panel, or circle discussions.
  • Showcase or display by poster sessions of Indigenous research methodologies: Displays of written, digital, media and graphic (pictures) research projects.
  • Open - We encourage presentations that may not be formal academic papers and could engage participants to think of other research processes e.g., craft workshop, song or dance workshops displaying methods and processes that include narrative/story work and action research.

Submit Your Presentation Proposal Online:
We invite you to submit your presentation proposal for our event via our easy-to-use online form. Please follow the steps below:

Submit your presentation:

  1. Access and Complete the Form:
    Click on the following link to access our submission page: Call for Presentations Form.

  2. Review and Submit:
    Before submitting, please review your information for accuracy.
    Click the "Submit" button to finalize your proposal.

Submission Deadline: All proposals must be submitted by April 5th, 2024.

Contact Details:
Sheri Domenico, AERF Event Coordinator:
Shawn Hanna, IPACC Project Coordinator: