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The 55th Algonquian Conference was held in Edmonton at the University of Alberta, from Thursday, October 19th to Sunday, October 22nd, 2023.

The conference is co-organized by the University of Alberta, and other institutions on the Northern Western Plains.

This conference is an international meeting for indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and community members to share research relating to Algonquian peoples, the largest First Peoples group in Canada. Fields of interest include anthropology, archaeology, art, biography, education, ethnography, ethnobotany, folklore, geography, history, language education, linguistics, literature, music, indigenous studies, political science, psychology, religion and sociology.

The conference will open on the evening of Thursday, October 19, with a welcome reception. Regular conference sessions will take place from Friday morning to Sunday midday. Special workshops may be organized immediately before or after the conference.

Call for Papers

If you are interested in making a presentation, please send a title and abstract of maximum 300 words to the following address: alg55@ualberta.ca

The subject line of your e-mail must read “Algonquian Conference” and the text of your e-mail message must include your name, institutional and/or tribal affiliation as well as the e-mail address of each speaker. Please also indicate your requirements for audio-visual equipment.

If you wish to offer or organize a workshop, an engagement circle, story-telling activities, or propose a panel, send a proposal of 300 words, labelled ‘OTHER’ with a description, the time required and if applicable, a list of confirmed participants.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, September 1, 2023.

Further information about the 55th Algonquian Conference will be available on its website: