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Together with the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi and the Australian Academy of Science, the Royal Society of Canada is hosting a Research Summit on Cultural Heritage in an Era of Reconciliation, November 4-6, 2024.

This three-day event will be the first installment in the partnership and will take place upon the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/Selilwitulh (Tseil-Waututh) nations (commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia). The event will be held ahead of the RSC's Celebration of Excellence and Engagement.

Over the course of three-days, participants from across disciplines and across generations— from across Canada and across the Pacific Ocean—will consider the opportunities and challenges for Indigenous scholars within the Academy, within their institutions, and within society broadly.

Guiding questions will include:

  • How should the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples inform the Academies’ work in respect to Indigenous Engagement?
  • In what ways may we engage with Indigenous peoples for the betterment of our respective academies and the public good?
  • What institutional transformations are necessary to benefit Indigenous engagement? Otherwise posed: what are our responsibilities toward Indigenous engagement

Registration will open in July.

Draft Programme


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