Trent University to Host 10th Annual Indigenous Women’s Symposium


Students organize in partnership with local community group

Thursday, March 3, 2011, Peterborough

The First Peoples House of Learning at Trent University will host the tenth annual Indigenous Women’s Symposium from Friday, March 4 to Sunday March 6, 2011, with registration, dinner and a keynote address taking place at the Douro Community Centre on Friday, March 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with bus transportation provided from downtown Peterborough.

The Indigenous Women's Symposium is organized in partnership by students in the Indigenous women's course offered by Indigenous Studies at Trent University and local women's organization Niijkawendida.

The 2011 theme “Restoring Indigenous Women’s Knowledges and Ways of Knowing in Our Homelands,” will be explored in keynote addresses by Manulani Meyer, Josephine Mandamin and Alanis King in addition to various presentations from women, allies and youth.

For a full schedule of events or to register, please visit:

The Trent University Indigenous Women’s Symposium was established by Elder Edna Manitowabi ten years ago as part of the Indigenous women's course she created within the Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University. Over the years the symposium has hosted thousands of people from across North America and around the world. The gathering has provided a forum to discuss the critical issues faced by Indigenous women, as well as ongoing resistance and restoration in Indigenous communities.


For more information, please contact: Jane Ready-Webster, Indigenous Women’s Symposium Advertising Group, 705-761-9037,