Everyone is invited to attend the 2nd World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC 2019), taking place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from September 16-19, 2019 at the Telus Convention Centre. The theme of WICC 2019 is ‘Respect, Reconciliation, and Reciprocity: Connecting Across Knowledge Systems’.

WICC 2019 is a multidisciplinary gathering of researchers, allied health professionals, advocacy groups, Indigenous Elders/Knowledge Holders, traditional practitioners, community groups, and leaders from around the world to discuss innovations and advancements in cancer research with Indigenous peoples.

The conference aims to provide a forum for sharing new insights and improvements in cancer research. Events will focus on the critical challenges of improving cancer outcomes among Indigenous peoples.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Monday, Sept. 16th – (Registration Still Open)

The pre-conference is a key part of WICC’s Indigenous knowledge and cultural programming. Delegates from Canada and beyond will be provided with the opportunity to participate in showcasing traditional Indigenous knowledge-based research and cultural activities. It is anticipated knowledge exchange and transfer will include traditional knowledge and teaching sessions and ceremony. Taking place on Treaty 7 and Métis Nation Zone 3 territory in the heart of Calgary. First Nations, Inuit and Métis Elder /Knowledge Holders will lead Nation and/or community sessions based on their own cultures. These pre-conference events will ground the conference that follows in Indigenous contexts and provides delegates with a rich experience grounded in Indigenous knowledge, ceremony & culture that touches the human spirit in a way delegates won’t soon forget! More Info here: https://bit.ly/2mfWfvn

WICC CONFERENCE: Tues. Sept. 17 – Thurs. Sept. 19, 2019 – (Registration Still Open)

Day 1-3 will feature over 200 speakers discussing insights and improvements in cancer research with Indigenous people globally. Events will also focus on the critical challenges of improving cancer outcomes among Indigenous peoples. Registration will be open until day of the conference, so please show up if you can’t register online! See registration prices on website. More information at http://WICC2019.com

AFNIGC – WICC GALA: Wed. Sept. 18th @ 6pm – (Tickets Still Available)

The World Indigenous Cancer Conference is proud to announce Academy Award Winner Buffy Sainte-Marie & Juno Award Winner Susan Aglukark will be performing at the AFNIGC – WICC 2019 Gala on September 18, 2019 @ 6 pm!

Both Sainte-Marie & Aglukark have garnered a reputation as proud & strong Canadian Indigenous Women who have captivated their global audiences with their music, activism, humanitarian efforts, culture, and knowledge! The World Indigenous Cancer Conference is proud and beyond excited to have these beautiful & strong Indigenous Women joining the fight against Indigenous Cancer.

Special Inspirational Speaker is Darrell Fox, who is Metis, and the younger brother of Terry Fox, for whom the Terry Fox Foundation and the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) are named.

Tickets & Corporate Tables are still available until day of Gala, you can purchase them here: https://bit.ly/2lRShZk or at conference registration.

We hope you can join us for this special night on bringing focus to Indigenous Cancer. Gala at the Telus Convention Centre Exhibition Hall.


Please Join Us for an Early Morning Run/ Walk with Darrell Fox (Terry Fox’s brother) on Thursday, Sept. 19th.

Following in Terry’s footsteps, this Early Morning Run with Darrell Fox and Dr. Victor Ling is a tradition at the Terry Fox Research Institute. More information at: https://bit.ly/2lRG9Yk


WICC 2019 is a collaborative partnership with the Canadian Indigenous Research Network Against Cancer and host sponsor Alberta Health Services. These events are supported by the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.


Visit: http://wicc2019.com/sponsorship-opportunities/

We would be honoured for you to join us at the World Indigenous Cancer Conference! This is the first Indigenous Cancer Conference of this magnitude in North America! Hope to see you there!


For more information or to purchase registration & tickets, go to http://WICC2019.com or call Vernon J Chiefmoon, WICC Coordinator at 403-461-1846.

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