2017 National Gathering for Indigenous Education

From November 30th to December 1st, 2017, over 700 Educators joined us in Montreal for the fifth annual National Gathering for Indigenous Education. Educators had the opportunity to network, share successful practices, and participate in over 70 workshops, where they learned ways of improving the educational outcomes of K-12 Indigenous students.

Meegwetch to our keynote speaker, Dr. Cindy Blackstock and guest speaker, Alika Lafontaine for their inspiration. Thank you to the educators who came from across Canada to share their expertise and learn from each other about how we can move forward together in education and reconciliation.

Download the 2017 conference programme.


Education and Reconciliation: Moving forward together

Canada’s 150th is a time to celebrate, renew and rebuild our relationships. Indigenous education is a reciprocal process that includes cultures, traditions, and histories and engages students, staff, parents, and community partners to collaborate for student success. Closing the gap in Indigenous education is critical for the future of Canada. The National Gathering is a place where educators and partners can share their experiences and work together to improve the educational outcomes of K- 12 Indigenous students. This conference is another step towards reconciliation and presents workshops within four categories: knowing, feeling, doing, being.

Celebrating and exploring our rich Indigenous cultures, traditions, and histories; this conference engages educators, and community partners to collaborate for student success.

Special thank you to the supporters of the 2017 National Gathering for Indigenous Education.

Conference Bag Sponsor 

Workshop Sponsors




Guiding the Journey
Table Sponsor

Tradeshow Sponsors
Elections Canada
Kids Help Phone
Learning Bird
Lightspeed Technologies
McIntyre Media Inc
Nelson Education Ltd.
Pearson Canada
Public Service Commission of Canada – QC Regional Office
Queen’s University – Aboriginal Access to Engineering
Voices Into Action by FAST

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities 
Ailis Hamilton, Development Officer
416.987.0243 or 1.855.463.7747 x0243.
Tradeshow Sponsorship opportunities 
Michael Brown, Corporate Sales Associate
416.987.0250 or 1.855.463.7747 x228.
Existing sponsors seeking logistics 
Rebecca Rivers, Marketing Coordinator
647.925.0611 or 1.855.463.7747 x2350.