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    The 1st QNSA CONFERENCE
    Inspiring a Generation


    2 - 4 February, 2017



  • slidebg1

    The 1st QNSA CONFERENCE
    Inspiring a Generation


    2 - 4 February, 2017



  • slidebg1

    The 1st QNSA CONFERENCE
    Inspiring a Generation


    2 - 4 February, 2017



ABOUT

QUEEN'S NATIVE STUDENT ASSOCIATION


What is the QNSA?


The Queen’s Native Student Association is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to Aboriginal issues and cultures. As part of this mandate, our members build solidarity and with Queen’s community to cultivate campus-wide mutual respect. We host discussions alongside cultural and social events to build to this dialogue. Likewise, we collaborate with the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (FDASC) and the Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University to identify and meet needs of the Aboriginal students attending Queen’s.

Every year, we partner with FDASC to produce Aboriginal Awareness Week. This week long event gathers guest speakers and performers from across Turtle Island to critically engage with issues facing Aboriginal peoples.

This year, QNSA is proud to announce our inaugural conference, Inspiring a Generation. This conference will draw some of Canada’s foremost politicians, entrepreneurs, and academics to discuss the country’s social and economic future. Sparking debate, these speakers will inspire our all attendees to reach new heights while providing meaningful solutions to Canada’s most pressing issues.

This year's Conference

INSPIRING A GENERATION


Inspiring a Generation is built on inclusive, worthwhile debate. Our discussions matter to real Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Today’s economy is rapidly changing in a multi-generational labour market. Our conference discusses this economic growth: the good, the bad, and the ugly and what the means on the ground for every-day people. But we know that meaningful, positive growth only occurs in collaboration with Indigenous peoples. We are deeply committed to reconciliation and the recommendations of the TRC task force, while emphasizing the responsibilities the other 96% of Canadians’ role. These discussions will bring leaders together and offer solutions to our shared challenges.

Find out more here!

Resources

SUPPORT IN OUR COMMUNITY


Four Directions Aboriginal Student Center

A home away from home for Indigenous students and a site of information and support for the Queen's Community.

Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University

Established in 1992 to ensure that for generations hereafter Aboriginal peoples will have access to higher education at Queen's University.

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program

Provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to specialize in Aboriginal education, and qualifies graduates for Ontario College of Teachers certification.

Queen’s Coalition Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

An anti-oppressive non-hierarchical coalition of students, staff and faculty that work to create an anti-racist climate on the Queen’s University campus.

Queen’s University Human Rights Office

Promotes human rights and addresses harassment and discrimination on the grounds of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability and gender identity as well as analogous grounds.

Ontario Public Interest Research Group

Inspiring research, education, and action for a more socially and environmentally just Kingston and Queen's community.









News

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH US


  • IAG2017 is proud to announce a national call for visual art. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from across Canada are encouraged to submit pieces to be displayed during our conference weekend. The purpose of these works will be to inspire all conference participants to pursue reconciliation and create a new generation of leaders.

    For more information, see the conference page or see the applications here:

  • Call for Submissions
  • Application - English

  • Appel à Contributions
  • Application - Français
  • Join our conference team and our friends at The Vault for a mid-week break of great music and poetry. This fundraiser will help support our inaugural conference, Inspiring a Generation and be an excellent opportunity to meet the team.

  • Join us from 5-7 PM, Wednesday, October 12 at Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre.

    We’ve partnered with FDASC to host this Indigenous-based wellness series for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at Queen's. Our President Lauren Wrinkler and Elder Mary Spencer will be facilitating this event to help promote wellness in our community.

  • Join us from 3-5 PM, Wednesday October 12 as QNSA, the Kaswentha Indigenous Knowledge Initiative (KIKI), and the Deputy Commissioner of Indigenous Affairs develop an "Indigenous Allyship Toolkit." We want your input on this valuable project to make our community stronger.

  • Friendly Climate Change Rally with QBACC

    Toward the end of October, we will be teaming up with Queen's Backing Action on Climate Change to host a friendly rally and panel discussion on the issue of pipelines and how they affect Indigenous communities.



    My Culture is NOT your Costume

    QNSA, teamed up with other cultural and social issue advocacy group on campus, will be putting together this cultural appropriation campaign for Halloween. We look forward to your support!

  • For Women’s History Month, our conference has announced the attendance of three trailblazing women:

  • Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Director of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada,
  • Hon. Liz Sandals, President of the Treasury Board,
  • Hon. Patricia Hajdu, Minister of the Status of Women.

Calendar

SEE WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING UP










Contact Us

GET IN TOUCH WITH US




contact@qnsa.ca

Queen's University
146 Barrie Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6

+1 (613) 533 6000 x 77986