WINHEC ANNUAL MEETING AND WIRA CONFERENCE AT SAMI ALLASKUVLA, SAPMI IN 2018
Sarni allaskuvla has the pleasure to confer that Sarni allaskuvla/Sami University of Applied Sciences will host the WINHEC annual meeting and WIRA conference in 2018. The conference will be organized in cooperation with Samijoatkkaskuvla ja boazodoalloskuvla/Sami highschool and reindeerherding school.
The WINHEC conference is from 20.08-22.08.2018 (from lunch to lunch), and the WIRA Conference from lunch 22.08 -24.08.2018 lunchtime.
We propose this title for the WIRA conference: Igniting knowledge sharing: Education and Research Across Cultures
Following topics are proposed:
i) Media & Journalism Education & research
ii) Duodji & Art Education & Research
iii) Language, Different methods of storytelling and life stories etc.
iv) Natural Resource Management
v) Protection and Monitoring Natural and Traditional Resources
vi) Indigenous teacher training education
Both the title of the research conference and the topics are preliminary, and open for inputs from the WINHEC community.
WINHEC will shortly be sending out invoices to accredited institutions. There are three categories of invoices that will be emailed: (1) newly accredited institutions, (2) membership renewals for small institutions with 1-499 members, (3) membership renewals for large institutions with 500+ members. Please keep an eye out for these invoices, as membership and accreditation dues are how WINHEC will become a stronger international advocate for self-determination of indigenous education.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 AGM. Please give your country representatives any post-conference reports to share with the executive committee.
Please visit WINHEC.org for more information on membership, accreditation, and resources.
Kapono Ciotti & Umi Jensen