The International Blackfoot Research Conference is an event to honor the traditional research process of the Siksikaitsitapi, which includes the Amskapi Piikani (Blackfeet –Southern Piegan), Siksika Nation(Blackfoot), Piikani Nation (Piegan), and Kaiaiwa Nation (Blood). Blackfeet Community College believes this may be an opportunity for the Blackfoot Confederacy to unite and celebrate educational sovereignty, through the sharing of knowledge among bands, yet under the unification of one nation.
Blackfeet Community College extends a warm welcome to all of our Piikani People (local and distant), our sister tribes of Canada, and all of our advocates of Indigenous Research to join us at this upcoming International Blackfoot Research Conference on June 14th-16th, 2022. The International Blackfoot Research Conference will be an opportunity for the Siksikaitsitapi nation to continue to affirm educational and research sovereignty rights as an Indigenous nation. This event will also allow an opportunity for the Blackfoot People and advocates of the Blackfoot nation to engage in critical dialogue on issues of scholarship/research, teaching, and service. This conference will honor all fields of research that will advance the knowledge of the Skiksikaitsitapi and our nations.
Blackfoot researchers (and advocates) to help contribute to a growing body of knowledge pertinent to the Siksikaitsitapi people. The objective of this conference is to feature the traditional research processes of the Blackfoot, while also honoring Westernized (and other) methods of research. In particular, the college would like to recognize any Blackfoot researchers (and advocates) to share and present on their published work, doctoral dissertations/masters thesis, research projects, and/or career related research.
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Blackfoot Research Conference will recognize eminent scholars and elders to share knowledge on the traditional research process, which may include oral tradition, language, and our traditional life ways. Presentations in other areas may include: Agriculture, Arts & Media, Business, Computer Science & Technology, Education, Health Care Fields, Humanities, Human Services, Industrial Services, Law & Legal Studies, Math & Science, or other areas. Work in these areas must be focused on the advancement of the Blackfoot (or Indigenous) peoples and/or research conducted by Blackfoot people.
Deadline for Proposal Submission: May 1st, 2022
Notification: May 15th, 2022
Conference Dates: June 14th-16th, 2022
All presenter proposals will need to submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org. If proposals are officially accepted, presenters will receive a complimentary registration to all sessions of the conference. However, presenters will still be responsible for lodging/travel expenses.
Please send completed applications to email@example.com if you would like to present at the conference. In the event that you would like to present for more than one session, please complete a separate form for each proposed session. Proposals submitted after this deadline (May 1st, 2022) will be considered on a space available basis.