Indigenous Inquiries

12th Annual Indigenous Inquiries Circle Pre-conference

Call for Papers, Panels, Alternate Sessions

The Indigenous Inquiries Circle (IIC) is a Special Interest Group of the 

International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 

May 17–20, 2023

(Qualitative Inquiry in (Post?) Pandemic Times)

Please consider submitting your research work through the 

Indigenous Inquiries SIG on the Congress webpage:

Click on Submissions, drop down menu, click on Indigenous Inquiries

Also, please consider joining us for the

12th Annual Indigenous Inquiries Circle (IIC) Pre-conference

May 17th 2023 

The circle has no beginning and no end, 

people come into the circle and people go out of the circle. 

The circle is always open but never broken.

Registration is Free for the Indigenous Inquiries Circle (IIC) pre-conference 

Sketch of the Day May 17th

8:30 a.m.         Pipe Ceremony on the Quad Green, south side Illini Union Building

with Elder Joseph Naytowhow 

10:00 a.m.       Opening Circle and Welcome Song with Elder Joseph Naytowhow

10:30 a.m.       A conversation with Dr. Robert Henry, Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan. Recipient of the 2019 IIC Emerging and Outstanding Indigenous Scholar Award.  

11:45 a.m.       Lunch Break (on your own, food court in Illini Union or restaurants in town)

1:00 p.m.         Gather in the ballroom to sit in Circle: Exploring (Post-pandemic) roots and structure of the Indigenous Inquiries Circle (IIC). Looking for themes and terms through Respect, Truth, Relationships as we articulate ideas, principles, and values that in/form the Circle’s structure and governance.

2:00 p.m.         Emerging Voices in Indigenous Research and Indigenous Communities: 

Indigenous Inquiries Circle Awards Presentation

3:00 p.m.         Closing Circle

6:30 p.m.         Supper at local restaurant (Location TBA)