Canada-Mexico Round Table on Aboriginal Higher Education

Sponsored by the Government of Alberta and ScotiaBank, this is the second annual meeting between ten indigenous universities in Mexico and fifteen primarily undergraduate universities in Canada. The first meeting was held in Mexico City in March 2012. This is the first meeting to be held in Canada. National Aboriginal Day is on June 21 in Canada and the round table will honor this day. National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Shawn Atleo, will be the keynote speaker.

Dates: June 21-23, 2013

Venue: University of Lethbridge

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

News Release

University signs Collaborative Agreement


Further information, accommodations, and registration form is available in our Registration Package (pdf).

Members of the RoundTable are asked to please complete the registration form to confirm your attendance.

Please note: Members of the Round Table may indicate "U of L Canada Mexico Round Table" when making hotel reservations at the Coast Hotel, Lethbridge.


Daily Schedule

Participants are encouraged to view the updated Daily Schedule (June 14,2013).pdf. The fine details of the schedule are being finalized and updated for the conference package upon arrival.



  • To discuss topics/issues relevant to aboriginal education
  • To establish key actions for the consortium for future collaboration
  • To help each participant build their own network and engage communities with international partners
  • To facilitate further individual linkages between Mexican and Canadian partner universities

Canadian Universities

Mexican Indigenous Universities

Algoma University

Mayan Intercultural University of Quintana Roo

Cape Breton University

State of Mexico’s Intercultural University (UIEM)

First Nations University of Canada

State of Chiapas’ Intercultural University

Lakehead University

State of Tabasco’s Intercultural University

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Intercultural University of Veracruz (UVI)

Nipissing University

State of Puebla’s Intercultural University

Thompson Rivers University

Indigenous Intercultural University of Michoacan (UIIM)O

Trent University

State of Guerrero’s Intercultural University (UIEG)

University of Fraser Valley

Indigenous Autonomous University of Mexico (UIEG)

University of Lethbridge

Intercultural University of San Luis Potosi (UISLP)

University of Manitoba

National Institute of Indigenous Languages (INALI)

University of Northern British Columbia

Higher College of Intercultural Comprehensive Education of Oaxaca (CSEIIO)

University of Regina


University of Winnipeg


Vancouver Island University



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