Leadership Symposium Taking Place This Week (Audio): SCHEDULE UPDATED

UPDATE: The schedule for the symposium has been changed. It will now start at 9 am and run through lunch to 1 pm, on the same date- Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Lunch will still be provided during the symposium.

A one day symposium in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement and the establishment of the Nunatsiavut Government will be taking place this week.

The event will bring together Labrador Inuit and academic researchers in conversations around different forms of leadership.

“Traditions of Labrador Inuit Leadership: A Dialogue” will take place in Nain this Wednesday, December 2, at the Pulâpvik Community Room in the Parks Canada Building, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Tom Gordon is the Professor Emeritus, Memorial University School of Music.

He says that the symposium is the first presentation of some of the work that has been taking place for the Traditions and Transitions project, a partnership between the Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial University.

Gordon says the event will be looking at what conditions will support maintaining Inuit culture in Nunatsiavut in the future.

He says the event is about looking back at what has created leadership in Nunatsiavut, and looking forward to the future as well.

The event will feature four presentations in the form of conversations between community leaders who have lived experiences, and academic researchers who have observed these experiences.

There will also be opportunities for general discussions and input from all in attendance.

The symposium will be open to the public at no charge.

Simultaneous interpretation/translation services (English/Inuktitut) will be available.

Lunch will be provided to participants.

To register to attend the event, please contact Debbie Dicker at 709-922-2942, ext. 223 or debbie_dicker@nunatsiavut.com.

For further information, please contact Andrea Quigley at aquigley@mun.ca or by calling 709-864-2758.

Click here to hear Gordon with more information on the symposium.