Research in Indigenous Young People’s Cultures - Call for Panellists

Tue. Jan. 19, 2016

ARCYP 2016 Call for Panellists

Research in Indigenous Young People’s Cultures

I am writing to you on behalf of the executive of the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCYP), a group that aims to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue, exchange and collaboration around research on young people's texts and cultures ( This year our dynamic ARCYP program will take place at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016 at the University of Calgary. The program consists of two exciting roundtable sessions on May 31, 2015 hosted by ARCYP and ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English). The program will be followed by an annual dinner/drinks event in the evening.

I write to share the Call for Panellists for the roundtable session on Research in Indigenous Young People’s Cultures

Using survivors’ stories and archival research, the recently released Executive Summary and Final Reports of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) documents the violence and mistreatment endured by the 150,000 Indigenous children and youth who were sent to residential schools between the late nineteenth and late twentieth centuries. The TRC also highlights the resilience of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit young people, and calls on the Canadian state, universities, museums, archives, and SSHRC to do a better job of teaching and researching with and about Indigenous communities and knowledge.

This interdisciplinary roundtable is a response to the TRC’s Calls to Action. It will bring together 4-5 scholars to engage in a dialogue about conducting research about and with Indigenous young people, cultures, and communities. The goal of the roundtable is to foster dialogue and exchange between researchers working in these fields from across the social sciences and humanities. Each participant will speak about their research for twenty minutes, and the roundtable will conclude with a lively discussion between participants and the audience.

If you are interested in participating, please submit a one-page cv and a brief description of your proposed research talk to Dr. Erin Spring ( by 25 January 2016.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Kristine Alexander and Dr. Erin Spring

Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS)
The University of Lethbridge