York University and partners will host the International Indigenous Student Exchange Knowledge Fair on Wednesday, April 7 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. EST.
Understanding Indigeneity transcends national and regional contexts. York University launched the International Indigenous Student Exchange Program to provide opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between Indigenous students at York and their peers in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and the Philippines.
With support from Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Program Innovation Fund and in collaboration with York Faculties (Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Schulich School of Business, and Health), the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, and the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS), the pilot program launched in January 2021 with a series of facilitated virtual workshops. The series covered topics such as Indigenous knowledge and histories, language and cultures, the land, disrupting colonial spaces and re-indigenization, spirituality and current issues that Indigenous students and communities face in Canada and around the world.
Join the Knowledge Fair to hear students, faculty and organizers share about their learnings with the wider community. Students will be showcasing their projects and reflecting on what they learned in this pilot program. There will also be opportunities for questions and answers. Live interpretation for the event will be available in English, French and Spanish. Register in advance via Zoom.
To learn more about the program, visit the program page at: https://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/indigenous-exchange-program/.