Honouring Traditional Knowledge in Academia - Two-Eyed Seeing and Co-Learning   February 29, 2012

On 30 March 2012, at the APCFNC Head Office in Cole Harbour, NS, Mi'kmaw Elders Murdena and Albert Marshall and CBU Professor Cheryl Bartlett will give a presentation entitled “TWO-EYED SEEING and CO-LEARNING:  Honouring Traditional Knowledge in Academia” for a meeting of the AAEDIRP (Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program) Steering Committee along with representatives from the 12 Atlantic Canadian universities who are partners within AAEDIRP.  The focus of the meeting will be to explore how AAEDIRP can work with its university partners and Aboriginal communities and Elders to implement recommendations from the APCFNC Elders Project: Honouring Traditional Knowledge. The Elders Recommendations received the support of the Atlantic Chiefs at their 16th Annual General Meeting on 29 September 2011 (Resolution #2011-14).  The Elders Recommendations along with the complete project can be viewed at:

The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs (APCFNC) brings together 38 First Nations in the Atlantic region of Canada as well as the Inuit in Labrador.  It is an advocate for speaking with one voice on behalf of Atlantic Aboriginal communities.  It has a mandate to research, analyze and develop alternatives to federal policies that affect these communities. Strategic areas of focus include:  economic opportunities; housing and infrastructure; health; education; relationships; closing the gap between First Nations communities and Canadians.  More information is available at