World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education

The WIPCE International Council oversees the integrity and conduct of tri-ennial Indigenous education conferences across the world.


WIPCE is the largest, most diverse Indigenous education forum in the world, bringing together delegates to share strategies for culturally grounded education.

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Membership of the WIPCE Council is open to all former WIPCE Chairs and Co-ordinators, in order to re-affirm the vision and integrity of WIPCE conferences.

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WIPCE 2022

The 12th WIPCE Conference will host delegates from across the world at Tarndanya, (Adelaide), the home of the Kaurna Nation of South Australia.

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Dr Verna J. Kirkness, WIPCE Founder and Patron

33 Years of WIPCE 

We are about to experience yet another WIPCE that has in the past 33 years travelled the world.

Praise to all who carry on the work for by doing so and caring, we honour our ancestors as we strive to live true to ourselves as Indigenous people.

Message from our Founder

 WIPCE Council News

Follow the WIPCE Council news page for Council and conference updates.

Vale Dr Peter Hanohano

WIPCE Council is saddened to advise the passing of Native Hawaiian educator and philosopher Dr Peter Hanohano.

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WIPCE Postponed to 2022

The 12th WIPCE Conference is now rescheduled to 26-30 September 2022 due to COVID-19.

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WIPCE 2021 Registration

Registration is open for WIPCE 2022 on the lands of the Kaurna Nation, South Australia.

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WIPCE Council Enquiry

Enquiries and feedback for the WIPCE Council can be sent via the form below.