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Specific Recommendations for Annual Meetings

Specific Recommendations for Annual Meetings

  • Continue to have First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural opening and closing ceremonies at all ArcticNet events. Ensure this engagement is compensated work.
  • Create specific cultural safe spaces for diverse members.
  • Have culturally sensitive counselors at large meetings to support those attending the meeting who may be experiencing trauma or experiencing a sense of cultural exclusion.
  • Canvas attendees annually about their accommodation requirements.
  • Amplify efforts to have Northern attendees attend ArcticNet’s Annual Meeting.
  • Ask participants what accommodations they may require.
  • Consider offering a room for breastfeeding, daycare or support for care for young children, prayer or reflection rooms, buddy system for first time attendees especially for youth and Northerners.
  • Ensure safety protocols are in place for evening and social events.
  • Ensure greater diversity of speakers at Student Day and during the conference.
  • Provide more programming on social sciences.
  • Create more support for Northern youth to attend and participate.
  • Include workshops on EDI training and cultural safety training sessions.
  • Establish an independent and timely reporting mechanism for incidents which may happen during the annual meeting.