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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.
The Queen's Conference on Indigenous Reconciliation (QCIR) is a two-day conference focusing on Reconciliation in business and law. This does not, however, mean that our conversations are limited to business and law, and in fact, we make an active effort to ensure we're 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 the Queen's School of Law and the Smith School of Business. However, 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: Sustainable Pathways to Reconciliation. We're hoping that our participants will have discussions about how we can make Reconciliation durable, and what is needed for that to happen. Follow the 'Learn More' button to read up on our theme.
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Heart breakingly, our 2023 conference has come to an end. We had an amazing time with you all, and hope to see you back next year. Check out some of our other pages to learn more about what we talked about this year, and to learn how you can get involved in 2024!