Principles of Indigenous Worldviews & Technological Stewardship
May 22-24, 2019 • Nogojiwanong1 • Trent University

1This workshop will take place in the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg, a group of Indigenous people comprised of the Ojibwa, Odawa, Potawatami, Chippewa, Mississauga, Algonquin, and Delaware communities. Before it became known as Peterborough (Ontario), the area was called Nogojiwanong, Ojibwa for “place at the end of rapids”.


  • Dietary Restrictions: please inform us of any dietary restrictions by sending an email to Leslie Collins by May 16.
  • Physical Restrictions: please email Mark Abbott if you have any physical restrictions that may preclude you from participating in land-based activities.
  • Photos will be taken during the event — if you prefer not to have your photo taken please email Arlene Williams.

Times & locations

Registration/Wednesday start: 5:00pm, Wednesday, May 22 at the First People’s House of Learning, Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space, Trent University

Thursday start: 7:00am at the Tipi – #21 on the Trent map

Friday start: 7:30am First People’s House of Learning, Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space, Trent University

End: Traditional Feast 5:00-7:00 pm, Friday May 24th, Canadian Canoe Museumsee map


Follow this link to the carpooling document, where you can sign up to offer/share a ride to the workshop.


Parking map – Building #18, parking lot “U.”

You do not have to pay for parking. However, to avoid a ticket you are required to enter the following parking
code only on the first day that you park your vehicle:

  1. Stop at any Pay and Display Machine located on campus
  2. Press the yellow “code” button.
  3. Enter the following code: 19056470
  4. Press the green “OK” button
  5. The code will take a moment to process (watch the screen for confirmation).
  7. Press the green check button again to print your parking pass.
  8. Display the parking pass on your dash with the date and time facing up.
  9. If you require assistance, call Trent Guest Services mobile number at 705-740-3791.

What to wear & bring

  • clothes & shoes for spending time outdoors
  • rain gear
  • water bottle – IMPORTANT – Trent University does not sell bottled water.
  • bug spray or bug wear
  • backpack – bring everyone you need for the day

Workshop space

  • The workshop will be held in a mix of interior and exterior spaces. 
  • We will be outdoors early in the mornings and during the afternoon on Thursday, May 23.


Trent is equipped with free, on campus WiFi for your convenience. You can log onto the Trent Guest open network.


Email the Engineering Change Lab or call Mark Abbott 647-894-7616 or Arlene Williams 416-779-9650.


You are responsible for booking your own accommodation. The pre-reserved blocks of rooms are now expired. Most participants are staying at either the Peterborough Waterfront Holiday Inn or Village Inn.


All meals will be provided, with the exception of the evening of Thursday, May 23, when you are invited to check out the culinary scene in Peterborough.


Before the workshop, please spend some time with these Resources