Maamwizing 2018: Laurentian’s second Indigenous conference focuses on Indigenous research and the prioritization of the Indigenous voice

November 16, 2018 – Laurentian University, its newly formed Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute and its federated partner University of Sudbury are honoured to host the 2018 Maamwizing Indigenous Conference under the theme "Pursuing Indigenous Research in a Good Way.”

Building from the success of the inaugural Maamwizing Conference in 2016, this edition aims to promote critical dialogue about Indigenous research by exploring the relationships between students, researchers, and communities. This includes discourse around the prioritization of Indigenous voice and the roles and responsibilities of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers.

“With an increased attention towards Indigenous cultures in post-secondary education, both non-Indigenous and Indigenous researchers are working together in various ways,” said Dr. Celeste Pedri-Spade, Director of the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute at Laurentian University. “These evolving relationships are affecting the way that Indigenous research is conducted and this conference will encourage modes of exchange that promote the conduct of research carefully, in a good way.” 

“Incorporating Indigenous perspectives and worldviews into research activities can shape them in exciting ways, creating a dynamic environment for learning and discovery,” said Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University Dr. Pierre Zundel. “We will continue to be a part of, and advocate for, research that helps us better understand and integrate Indigenous ways of knowing.”

Maamwizing 2018 runs from November 16 to 18 on the grounds of Laurentian University’s campus in Sudbury, Ontario. For more information and a full listing of events, please visit the conference web page.



Located on the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 territory, Laurentian University recognizes that we are on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nation. Laurentian is committed to strengthening the foundation of knowledge in higher education and research to offer an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian University prepares leaders who bring innovative and intelligent solutions to local and global issues.