The Drum beats

  • 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

    View flyer

  • 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.

    Learn more >

  • 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



  • 22 Nov 2020 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    Find below a link to the WINHEC Newsletter for 2020


  • 13 Nov 2020 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    Virtual event on Thursday, November 12, 2020
    9 AM Lekwungen Territory Time (PST)

    About World Virtual Indigenous Circle Event

    Open Science & the Decolonization of Knowledge


    • STOLȻEȽ John Elliott,
      Tsartlip First Nation

    • Katsi Cook,
      Wolf Clan Mohawk Akwesasne

    Why we are gathering

    • Lorna Wanostsa’7 Williams, Lil’wat First Nation,
      Professor Emerita,
      University of Victoria, Canada


    • Laurie Robinson, Mahingan Sagaigan Nation,
      Executive Director,
      Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council, Ontario, Canada


    • Sebastien Gouptil,
      Canadian Commission for UNESCO
    • Keiki Kawai'ae'a,
      World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
    • Carrie Bourassa,
      Canadian Institutes of Health Research
    • Dominique Berube / David Newhouse,
      Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada
    • Kevin Fitzgibbons, National Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada


    • Leroy Little Bear, Blackfoot First Nation,
      Professor Emeritus, University of Lethbridge, Canada
    • Gregory Cajete, Tewa, Santa Clara Pueblo,
      Professor, University of New Mexico
    • Wangoola Wangoola Nduwala, Nabyama,
      MPAMBO African Multiversity, Busoga, Uganda
    • Zanisah Man, Orang Asli Professor,
      Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    • Sonajharia Minz, Vice-Chancellor Sido Kanhu Murmu University,
      Dumka, India
    • Jazmin Romero Epiayu, Wayuu activist, Colombia
    • Ed Connors, Kahnewake First Nation, Psychologist
    • Manulani Aluli Meyer, University of Hawaii, West O’ahu


    • Song from Hawaii by Manulani Aluli Meyer


    The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education are collaborating in supporting an international webinar series in support of the UNESCO consultations on the creation of a Recommendation on Open Science, an international normative document to be adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in November of 2021.

    The webinar series is based on a brief prepared by Florence Piron (Université Laval), Leslie Chan (University of Toronto), Lorna Williams (University of Victoria, Lil’wat First Nation), Rajesh Tandon (PRIA India) and Budd Hall (University of Victoria).

    The title of the brief is “Open Science Beyond Open Access: For and With Communities A Step Towards the Decolonization of Knowledge”. Available here.

  • 10 Nov 2020 8:31 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Chairperson and Members of the Open Science and the Decolonization of Knowledge Forum:

    In line with our traditional protocols, we pay respect to the Indigenous Elders and Traditional Owners, present and past, and we bring greetings from member institutions across the globe, Indigenous Elders and knowledge holders who have been the inspirational foundations of WINHEC as an international Indigenous Higher Education Consortium. On behalf of the Executive Committee we extend sincere appreciation for the opportunity to participate in this historic forum.

    Read more >

 World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium

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