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Partnering Organizations

UNBC, in partnership with the College of New Caledonia (Prince George, BC), the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (British Columbia), the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation (Prince George, BC), upon whose traditional territory UNBC sits; and the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (Prince George), which includes eight First Nations within north-central British Columbia, is pleased to be co-hosting this gathering and offer conference participants the opportunity to network, engage, and hear about some of the exciting initiatives happening in communities throughout northern British Columbia and beyond.


Conference Description and Goals

Welcome to “Knowledge Exchange and Exploration: A Gathering for Aboriginal and Academic Communities” (KEE) being held from October 16-18, 2014 on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). This conference brings together representatives of Aboriginal Nations, various local organizations, and academics from British Columbia and elsewhere to discuss and develop best practices for education and research involving Aboriginal communities and organizations.  The primary focus is relationship-building and developing best practices when working with communities.  Enhancing understanding about appropriate research conduct is critical to respectful and mutually-productive research relationships.

The conference has four primary goals:

  1. To enhance mutual understanding of each participant’s needs, goals and understanding of the research process;
  2. To learn from everyone’s experiences and to develop lessons for better research from those experiences;
  3. To develop the capacity on the part of both Aboriginal groups and academic researchers to successfully identify, develop and conduct mutually beneficial research opportunities,  as well as specific tools they might require, and;
  4. To offer opportunities for Aboriginal groups and academic researchers to discuss actual research/knowledge needs and possible projects/grants for building future research partnerships.

Concurrent Conference

Voices and Visions Youth Conference

The University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia are hosting a gathering for Aboriginal youth from October 16-18, 2014. This gathering, Voices and Visions, will be held alongside a conference for Aboriginal communities and researchers called Knowledge Exchange and Exploration: A Gathering for Aboriginal and Academic Communities. Along with other youth from the region, we invite those who attend the KEE conference to bring youth from their communities to attend Voices and Visions.

To register for the youth conference, complete the Registration Form.

Pre Conference Workshops
Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network Western Regional Research Centre Workshop

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UNBC Archives and UBC Library Indigitization Workshop

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