A Global Indigenous Education Movement
The World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education (WIPCE) commenced in 1987 in Vancouver, Canada.
The pivotal role of community, represented by Elders and community knowledge keepers, was captured in the inaugural WIPCE conference providing both a primacy of purpose and of place.
WIPCE is now a movement of individuals and organisations dedicated to the design and development of culturally affirming and intellectually enriching education for Indigenous peoples.WIPCE: An Historical Overview
WIPCE Conference Site, Alberta, Canada, 2002
33 Years of WIPCE
WIPCE conferences attract Indigenous education experts, practitioners, scholars, students and communities. Following is an outline of the upcoming event in Australia and previous WIPCE conferences hosted by First Nation educators around the world.
WIPCE Conferences: 1987-2002
#1: Zwemelchstn, Canada, 1987
#2: Turanga, New Zealand, 1990
#3: Wollongong, Australia, 1993
#4: Alburquerque, New Mexico, 1996
#5: Hilo, Hawai‘i, 1999
#6: Alberta, Canada, 2002