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 hosted 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

35 Years of WIPCE 

We have just experienced yet another WIPCE that has in the past 35 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.

WIPCE 2025

WIPCE will be hosted in Aotearoa in November 2025.

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2022 Speakers

Keynote speakers at WIPCE 2022, Adelaide, Australia

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Sharing Circles

Knowledge & Sharing Circles @ WIPCE 2022

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WIPCE Council Enquiry

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