We are welcoming your proposals for conference programming.
Please submit by September 30, 2021.
About the Conference
Conference dates: May 13-15, 2022
This academic conference and community education event will offer stories and analyses of encounters and relationships between Indigenous peoples and Mennonite settlers from point of contact through to the present.
The intent of this event is to advance understanding on the part of Mennonites and other interested participants of their colonial histories, and is an effort to advance reconciliation and bring justice to Indigenous-settler relations. The event will comprise academic presentations, community storytelling, artistic offerings, and both Indigenous and Mennonite ceremony. The organizers anticipate an event full of listening, hearing, conversation, and silence.
Your submission should be a brief description – 250 words for each presenter – of your proposal, as well as a 200-word biography of each presenter.
We welcome submissions from academics, activists, artists, community members, and students – young and old, Indigenous and non-Indigenous – in these categories:
Individual proposals: 20-minute paper presentations that will be placed into thematic sessions by the organizers.
Panels: An organized session of 3-4 paper presentations.
Roundtables: An organized session of 5-6 individuals in conversation.
Artistic contributions: Proposals for the presentation of the visual, literary, and performing arts.
Workshops: Informal and interactive sessions of 1.5 hours that emphasize networking, brainstorming, conversation or training.
Storytelling: Sessions of individual and group storytelling by Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals.
Visit the Call for Proposals page for additional information.
Visit the Official Website for more information: uwaterloo.ca/indigenous-mennonite-encounters/