Anishinaabewin Conference

Anishinaabek educators, Elders and cultural activist expressed the need for a forum where Anishinaabek knowledge could be presented and shared for the benefit of all Anishinaabek communities. To serve that need the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation created the Anishinaabewin Gikendaasowin gatherings. The annual Anishinaabewin Conference, first held in 2009, is now one of the most significant cultural-educational gathering of Aboriginal elders, traditional culture practitioners, academics and educators in Ontario.

Who Attends

The Anishinaabewin Conference brings teachers, students, academics, Traditional Elders, artists and writers of significant works, together in a forum designed to prompt discussion, debate and sharing of Anishinaabe Gikendaasowin – our knowledge. Conference proceedings and outcomes integrate the work of numerous accomplished Anishinaabek from many educational and cultural disciplines. This unique multi-disciplinary approach offers a rich resource for participants who utilize the knowledge gained from this event in their organizational and community programming.




    • The preservation, strengthening and growth of Anishinaabe Gikendaasowin.


    • Developing Anishinaabe Gikendaasowin as a resource for fostering a culturally supportive learning environment in our schools .


    • Advancing the use of culture-based knowledge to strengthen community engagement in the education process.


    • Enhancing communications and networking among Anishinaabek traditional Elders, educators and academics.

The knowledge base developed and shared at Anishinaabewin serves the continuing integration of Anishinaabek history, traditional language and culture into the school and home learning environments and supports the increased availability of authentic Anishinaabek knowledge. This gathering of accomplished Anishinaabek academics, scholars and educators also provides a high profile example for our youth on the importance of education in developing a career path and how educational achievement can lead to a career in community service.

Anishinaabewin 2016 – “Voices of the Land, Voices of the Ether”


February 5-6, 2016

We are now planning the seventh Anishinaabewin Conference, which will be held February 5th & 6th, at the Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent Street, Sudbury, Ontario. This years theme titled “Voices of the Land, Voices of the Ether” will offer an eclectic, distinguished and thought provoking program of authentic Anishinaabek knowledge that participants have come to expect at every Anishinaabewin.

To Register as a Delegate or Vendor, click here


For the 2016 Conference Poster, click here


For the Conference Agenda, click here



Holiday Inn – SOLD OUT
1696 Regent Street, Sudbury
(705) 522-3000

Travelway Inn
1200 Paris St, Sudbury
Toll-free: 1 (800)461-4883
$119 + taxes (Breakfast included)

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