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Queen's University is located on the territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. We are grateful to use, learn, and play on this land. We also recognize the violent history which dispossessed and continues to dispossess Indigenous peoples of their land here and across what is now known as Canada, and commit ourselves to decolonization in both our daily lives and in our communities.
This commitment comes with the belief that decolonization begins with Reconciliation with all Indigenous peoples, inclusive of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. If Reconciliation is to be successful, we must continue to deepen the ways in which we listen to, learn from, and support Indigenous peoples and their resilience, resistance, and self-determination.
We urge our conference participants to learn about the land which they currently occupy. An excellent resource to begin this learning process is native-land.ca. To our Indigenous participants and leadership, we thank you deeply for trusting us with your knowledge and experiences, and look forward to working with you this year and in future.
The Queen's Conference on Indigenous Reconciliation (QCIR) is a joint-effort between the School of Law and the Smith School of Business. However, our conference and events are open to all Queen's students and community members. The goal of our conference is right in the title: Reconciliation.
Every year, in varying formats, we put together a conference of speakers who are committed to different faucets of Reconciliation, ranging from allyship to existing as an Indigenous person in business and law. We're working on this year's theme for 2023 right now, but as soon as we know what we'll be focusing on, come back to this space to learn more.
We are very hopeful that we will be able to host a hybrid conference this year. We're looking to host you in-person, but to also provide an online option for those who do not live in Kingston, or who are more comfortable tuning in from home.