2016 NWSA Conference: Decoloniality
Online, mail, fax and email registrations close on Monday, October 31. On-site registration will be available at Palais des Congrès in Viger Hall at NWSA Registration starting on November 10 at 7a.

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The 2016 NWSA Annual Conference app contains the conference schedule, ability to create and share a personal schedule, a local restaurant guide including wheelchair accessible places, and more. Download the app through the Apple App or Google Play store by searching for “NWSA 2016” or access it on the webThe native app can be used without data/wifi.  We recommend downloading by using wifi before traveling to Canada to avoid possible international data fees.


Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is “a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism.” In 2014, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King, and she was also nominated for a National Magazine Award for her short story “Treaties” published in Geist 90. In 2012, she won Briarpatch Magazine’s Writing From the Margins prize for short fiction. Leanne is the author of three books; Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is in the Making and Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire, This Is An Honour Song (with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi collective). Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation.

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