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  • 17 Aug 2021 1:04 PM | Anonymous


    The World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) and WINU (World Indigenous Nations University) sent a congratulatory message to the newly appointed Governor General for Canada, Mary Simon.

    Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Mary Simon becomes the first Indigenous person to be appointed in this role in Canada. As a proud Inuk woman from Northern Quebec, she represents the kind of leadership and strength that is critical for addressing many of the issues we face as Indigenous people today.

    On behalf of our membership, we shared that this appointment goes far beyond Canada reaching every corner of the Indigenous world and brings us hope for much needed change.

    We wish Madam Simon all the very best and know that her work will help to illuminate the hearts and spirits of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

  • 14 Jul 2021 8:26 AM | Anonymous

    The World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) wishes to send greetings and congratulations to the Ngaragu woman, Ashleigh Barty, who won the Wimbledon championship in tennis.

    We realize that as the 2nd Indigenous woman to win the championship you will stand as a great model for young Indigenous people, not only in Australia, but across the world, as did Evonne Goolagong, a Wiradjuri woman, who was also triumphant in winning Wimbeldon 50 years ago. In our time, your victory is felt as a victory of the indigenous experience and its triumph over all the challenges faced by indigenous people around the world. This is even more so for young Indigenous men and women who often struggle to find their place in this every challenging world.

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  • 13 Jun 2021 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    Find a link to the Executive Co-Chairs' Report June 2021.

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  • 16 Mar 2021 7:27 PM | Anonymous

    nuxełhot’įne thaaɁehots’į nistameyimâkanak
    Blue Quills | UnBQ
    Treaty Six Territory | Alberta, Canada

    invites you to

    We are…
    Land | Language | Ceremony | Relationship

    July 5th - 9th 2021

    On-site and virtual participation planned
    Watch for the call for presenters and registration
    Northern spring | Southern autumn 2021

    For information email

    Includes the WINHEC and WIREC events

    World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
    AGM July 5th - 7th 2021

    World Indigenous Research and Education Conference
    July 7th - 9th 2021 

    Download poster

  • 5 Mar 2021 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    The UN International Decade of Indigenous Languages

    Join, network and exchange ideas with us!

    The IISE working group of Language Policies of the University of Pittsburgh will host the upcoming International Brown Bag with William Rivers, PhD, discussing current movements in Indigenous languages, including America’s Languages Working Group.

    The United Nation Proclamation of International Decade of Indigenous Languages invites us to initiate ideas for cultural preservation and resource mobilization of Indigenous languages for sustainable development, peace building, and reconciliation.

    Date: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

    Time: 12:00pm-1:00p.m. (Eastern Time)

    Speaker: Dr. Bill Rivers

    Facilitator: Dr. Anis Sundusiyah

    For more information, contact Anis Sundusiyah at

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  • 5 Mar 2021 12:25 PM | Anonymous

    Call for WINU Honorary Doctorates

    Applications closed 15 February 2021

    In the spirit of Hope and a Vision for a Better Future to come, the WINU Executive Committee, in conjunction with the WINHEC Executive Co-Chairs, invite nominations for the 2021 WINU Honorary Doctorates. And in furtherance of the principles and intent of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the WINU Executive Committee call upon WINU and WINHEC Member Countries and their Indigenous education support networks to nominate eligible and meritorious individuals for the 2021 WINU Honorary Doctorates.

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  • 5 Mar 2021 12:24 PM | Anonymous

    Call for WINHEC Circle of Honours

    Applications extended to 30 April 2021

    The WINHEC Executive Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the ‘2021 CALL for WINHEC Circle of Honours’ that advances WINHEC’s Mission and Goals, to:

    1. Recognise the significance of Indigenous education and the educational rights of Indigenous Peoples;
    2. Accelerate the articulation of Indigenous epistemologies (ways of knowing, education, philosophy, and research); and
    3. Protect and enhance Indigenous spiritual beliefs, cultures and languages through higher education.

    Learn more >

  • 27 Nov 2020 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    View the AGM 2019 report and a brief version.

  • 26 Nov 2020 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    Virtual event from Wednesday, 25th November to Saturday, 28th November 2020 (AEST)

    All sessions and times are promoted in Australian | Sydney AEST time zones. Convert to your local time zones here.

    Tuesday, 24th November (AEST – Australia; Aotearoa; Taiwan)
    Monday, 23rd November (Alaska; Canada; Hawaii; Norway; USA)

     7:00am  WINHEC Executive Board of Directors
     9:00am  WINU Board of Governors - closed meeting
     11:00am  Board of Accreditation Executive Meeting

     WIRA/J meeting Executive
     Global Elders / Youth Alliances Planning Meeting

    Wednesday, 25th November (AEST – Australia; Aotearoa; Taiwan)
    Tuesday, 24th November (Alaska; Canada; Hawaii; Norway; USA)

     7:00am  Official Opening Ceremony
     8:00am  Flinders University, Australia, Presentation
     8:30am  Country Reports


    Thursday, 26th November (AEST – Australia; Aotearoa; Taiwan)
    Wednesday, 25th November (Alaska; Canada; Hawaii; Norway; USA)

     7:00am  Daily Cultural Opening
     7:15am  AGM
     8:15am  Accreditation Session (pre-recorded reports)


    Friday, 27th November (AEST – Australia; Aotearoa; Taiwan)
    Thursday, 26th November (Alaska; Canada; Hawaii; Norway; USA)

     7:00am  Daily Cultural Opening
     7:15am  Elders and Youth
     8:00am  WIRA/J


     11:00am  Close of meetings - WINHEC

    Saturday, 28th November (AEST – Australia; Aotearoa; Taiwan)
    Friday, 27th November (Alaska; Canada; Hawaii; Norway; USA)

     7:00am  WINU Webinars for students and academic programs
     10:00am  Closing of WINU meetings



 World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium

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