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Six Nations Polytechnic receives $250,000 from Ontario for the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

by mmnationtalk on November 30, 2016998 Views

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Six Nations Polytechnic receives $250,000 from Ontario
for the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

OHSWEKEN, Nov 4, 2016 – Six Nations Polytechnic has received a $250,000 funding sponsorship from the Province of Ontario for the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) in 2017.

WIPCE attracts highly regarded Indigenous education experts and practitioners from around the world, and will be hosted by Six Nations Polytechnic in Toronto next July. The theme of the conference is “A Celebration of Resilience,” and presentations on Truth and Reconciliation will be a key focus throughout the event.

This international gathering is held every three years and showcases Indigenous-led knowledge, and developments in research, education, and training to share successes and strategies for culturally grounded Indigenous education.


“The WIPCE conference is unparalleled in its inspirational impact. It is an opportunity to affirm Indigenous knowledge and cultures, share best practices and recharge your batteries with hope and commitment for the future of Indigenous people and our planet. Support from the Province of Ontario is truly significant as it demonstrates Ontario’s commitment to Indigenous knowledge and education. At WIPCE 2017, we look forward to Celebrating Resilience with everyone who supports a hopeful future for us all.”
– Rebecca Jamieson, President & CEO, Six Nations Polytechnic

“Ensuring that Indigenous students have access to the best quality education is one of Ontario’s highest priorities, which is why our government is proud to support this conference. This also reflects our government’s commitment to working with Indigenous partners to create a better future for everyone in the province.”
– Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education


– The World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education 2017 (WIPCE) will be held July 24-July 29, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

– WIPCE 2017 is expected to attract more than 4,000 visitors from around the world. Among the visitors will be highly regarded experts and scholars in the field of Indigenous Education.

About Six Nations Polytechnic:

SNP is a unique post-secondary organization, recognized by community, government and institutions of higher learning, as a centre of excellence for Indigenous Knowledge. SNP has over 20 years of postsecondary success in partnership with twenty percent of Ontario’s publicly funded universities and colleges. Website:

Chelsey Johnson
Communications Officer
(519) 445-0023

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