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​Over the past 30 years, WIPCE has grown to become a major international event in the Indigenous education movement, hosted triennially.  WIPCE 2014 was hosted by the Native Hawaiian Education Association in Hawai'i and welcomed over 4000 delegates from around the globe!  WIPCE draws Indigenous representatives from across the globe to share successes and strategies for culturally grounded Indigenous education.

The conference attracts highly regarded Indigenous education experts, practitioners, and scholars.  As a result, WIPCE is the largest and most diverse Indigenous education venue in the world.  The conference continues to lead the discussion on contemporary movements in education that support Indigenous worldviews.

Six Nations Polytechnic is a unique post-secondary organization, recognized by community, government and institutions of higher learning, as a centre of excellence for Indigenous Knowledge. SNP’s mandate of Indigenous Sustainability calls for the perpetual use of Indigenous Knowledge (understood and expressed through language, values and actions) that provides capacity to live in harmony with the natural world, while restoring and maintaining a healthy existence in a nation with diverse citizenship and needs.

TAP Resources is an Indigenous event management firm that specializes in Indigenous events and hotel site selection. They carry a portfolio of assisting many international events such as the World Cycling Champions, Assembly of First Nations Social Cultural Event, and the Pan American Men’s Cup. 

A Celebration of Resilience

At WIPCE 2017, A Celebration of Resilience, the role and impacts of Indigenous Education in truth and reconciliation around the world will be a key focus of the conference theme.

In 2015, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report including 94 Calls to Action.

The Truth and Reconciliation movement is international. The 2017 WIPCE conference will explore the ways in which Indigenous people around the world are interacting with similar movements and how resiliency is playing a major role in the revitalization of our diverse cultures.