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World Virtual Indigenous Circle - Open Science & the Decolonization of Knowledge

13 Nov 2020 9:15 AM | Anonymous

Virtual event on Thursday, November 12, 2020
9 AM Lekwungen Territory Time (PST)

About World Virtual Indigenous Circle Event

Open Science & the Decolonization of Knowledge


  • STOLȻEȽ John Elliott,
    Tsartlip First Nation

  • Katsi Cook,
    Wolf Clan Mohawk Akwesasne

Why we are gathering

  • Lorna Wanostsa’7 Williams, Lil’wat First Nation,
    Professor Emerita,
    University of Victoria, Canada


  • Laurie Robinson, Mahingan Sagaigan Nation,
    Executive Director,
    Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council, Ontario, Canada


  • Sebastien Gouptil,
    Canadian Commission for UNESCO
  • Keiki Kawai'ae'a,
    World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
  • Carrie Bourassa,
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dominique Berube / David Newhouse,
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada
  • Kevin Fitzgibbons, National Science and Engineering Research Council, Canada


  • Leroy Little Bear, Blackfoot First Nation,
    Professor Emeritus, University of Lethbridge, Canada
  • Gregory Cajete, Tewa, Santa Clara Pueblo,
    Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Wangoola Wangoola Nduwala, Nabyama,
    MPAMBO African Multiversity, Busoga, Uganda
  • Zanisah Man, Orang Asli Professor,
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Sonajharia Minz, Vice-Chancellor Sido Kanhu Murmu University,
    Dumka, India
  • Jazmin Romero Epiayu, Wayuu activist, Colombia
  • Ed Connors, Kahnewake First Nation, Psychologist
  • Manulani Aluli Meyer, University of Hawaii, West O’ahu


  • Song from Hawaii by Manulani Aluli Meyer


The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education are collaborating in supporting an international webinar series in support of the UNESCO consultations on the creation of a Recommendation on Open Science, an international normative document to be adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in November of 2021.

The webinar series is based on a brief prepared by Florence Piron (Université Laval), Leslie Chan (University of Toronto), Lorna Williams (University of Victoria, Lil’wat First Nation), Rajesh Tandon (PRIA India) and Budd Hall (University of Victoria).

The title of the brief is “Open Science Beyond Open Access: For and With Communities A Step Towards the Decolonization of Knowledge”. Available here.

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