Queen's Conference on Indigenous Reconciliation
We recognize the land that Queen’s University is situated on as the unceded traditional lands known as Katarokwi of the Anishinaabe. Following a forced relocation, this land has also been home to the Haudenosaunee Peoples. The Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee roots of this area continue to be represented in the Kingston Indigenous community. In this area, there is also a significant Métis community, along with many other First Peoples from other Nations.
Our 2024 Conference will focus on new and radical ways that we can collaborate in order to foster Reconciliation. Join us for events like panels on economic sovereignty and negotiating with Indigenous communities.
February 5 - 8
We're searching high and low right now for partners for some free pre-conference events to happen in the week leading up to the conference. Part of an organization that might be interested? Let us know!
The Friday evening before our conference is typically our networking social night which focuses on Indigenous creativity and brings together speakers, sponsors, and attendees.
Join us on February 10th in the Smith atrium for a full day of learning, discussing, and collaborating. We will invite thought-leaders from across so-called Canada to speak with our attendees about themes in business and law.
The Queen's Conference on Indigenous Reconciliation (QCIR) is a two-day conference focusing on Reconciliation in business and law. This does not mean that our conversations are limited to business and law, and in fact, we make an active effort to ensure we are also hosting conversations on how to practice Reconciliation in everyday life, and in other fields. The goal of our conference is right in the title: Reconciliation.
The conference is a joint-effort between students from various faculties, most heavily representing the School of Law. Our conference and events are open to all Queen's students and community members. We also make an active effort to ensure that our leadership team is made up of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with the understanding that Reconciliation must be pursued by both parties.
Every year, in varying formats, we put together a conference of speakers who are committed to different facets of Reconciliation, including allyship, decolonization, and existing as an Indigenous person in business and law. This year, we're rallying under the title: Innovative Collaboration. Within this theme, we are hoping that our participants will have the opportunity to talk about collaboration and the different ways that we can engage one another in the active pursuit of Reconciliation.
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The 2023 conference was more of a success than we ever could have hoped. We can only dream of continuing to grow in 2024. Information on this year's conference will first be made available on our socials, so make sure that you're following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook to be the first in the know when big events start happening.