CINSA 2020

Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association (CINSA) 2020

February 18-21, 2020 at Trent University, Peterborough Ontario

Co-hosts: Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network, Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Trent University

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Click here for CINSA 2020 Program and Conference Schedule

For the seventh generation imagining and creating Indigenous futures

This conference is in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Indigenous Studies at Trent University and the twentieth anniversary of the Indigenous Studies PhD program at Trent and a showcase for the work of the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network. It’s a time of reflection upon where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going as Indigenous peoples.

The conference organizers seek original works examining the themes of Imagining and Creating Indigenous Futures, particularly in urban spaces including community driven research, health and well-being, community development, youth and child development, urban indigenous identities, histories, ethics, governance, language and culture, justice, and education.

The ‘Call for Proposals’ has now closed, we look forward to seeing you in February.

Hotel Information

For your convenience, the University has reserved a number of rooms at both the Holiday Inn and the Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn in Peterborough for the evenings of February 18, 19, and 20, 2020.

Reservations are to be made directly with the hotels. Please ask for the CINSA 2020 Room Block. We recommend that reservations be made before January 18 to ensure access to the conference rates.

Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront

King River View guest room $165 per night plus taxes and fees
Standard City View guest room $135 per night plus taxes and fees
Tel: 1-705-743-1144 or 1-866-258-5181

Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn

Traditional room $118.95 per night plus taxes (includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet from 7am-10am daily)

Tel: 1-705-742-3454 or 1-800-780-7234


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