Įłàà Katì Traditional Knowledge Festival and TEDx conference in Yellowknife September 19-2

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Research Project Partnerships with Other Governments, NGO’s, Universities and Industry in 2014

The Tłı̨chǫ Government, in partnership with the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre and the Canadian Polar Commission hosted a multi-event symposium to advance the understanding and uses of Traditional Knowledge in Canada’s North and in the nation as a whole.  The Festival comprised a number of inter-locking events: A traditional afternoon gathering in Behchokǫ̀ in honor of Aboriginal elders with a focus on the contributions of traditional knowledge to the structure and programs of the  Tłı̨chǫ Government, “TEDx Sǫǫ̀mbak’è”, a one-day TEDx event,  and a one-day scholarly symposium  at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife, a TK exhibition including booth displays, cultural demonstrations and a book fair and a mentorship program at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre for northern graduate students.  The Festival will  also generate a companion legacy program that will include video and audio podcasts of the talks to be available on the web. See www.traditionalknowledge.ca

TG File Contact: Jim Martin