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Reflections from the source of the Nile, University of Victoria, Canada


VIDEA in association with the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education and  the Centre for Global Studies and School of Public Administration , University of Victoria organized a meeting of elders and eminent people who participated in Confluence 2017 this year, in Uganda in the Ceremonial Hall, First People’s House at University of Victoria on September 21, 2017. In May of this year, Indigenous Elders and allies converged in Jinja, Uganda, at the source of the Nile, the place known as the Cradle of Humanity. This Confluence, organized by Mpambo, VIDEA, UNESCO, and Inclusion Press, provided a spiritual meeting place where Indigenous knowledge from all corners of the world converged. Join Chief Gordon Planes of the T’Sou-ke Nation, Georgina Nelson, Lil’watul, Elder, champion for Indigenous rights, knowledge, and languages, Lorna Williams, Lil’watul, Professor Emerita University of Victoria, Dr. Budd Hall (UNESCO Chair in CBR), and Lynn Thornton (Executive Director of VIDEA), for an evening of Indigenous stories told, and knowledge shared, from the source of the Nile.

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