Elders & Traditional Peoples Gathering

14th annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering March 20-21 2017

About the event

The Indigenous Student Centre is proud to host the 14th Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering which brings Elders from many different nations together to offer teaching workshops that bring traditional cultural knowledge and wisdom into the academic environment. The purpose of a gathering like this is to preserve the histories, knowledge, experiences, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples, and to connect people together in safe spaces of learning. This year's theme is Identity.

 


Event information

Program (PDF)

Schedule

DAY 1:

Monday, March 20, 2017
Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge

9:00 - 10:00               Opening Prayer and Smudge: Elder Norman Meade & Elder Marlene Kayseas
                                   Welcoming remarks: Dr. Frank Deer
                                   Introduction of Elders: Emcee Carl Stone

10:00 - 10:30              Youth Address - Amanda Fredlund, Chance Paupanekis & Kristin Flattery
                                    Youth Hand Drum Song - Jack Pierre

10:30 - 10:45              Break

10:45 - 11:30              Elder Wanbdi Wakita

11:30 - 12:15              Lunch

12:15 - 1:15               Elder Harry Bone

1:15 - 1:45                 Activity - Inuit Games - Serena Hickes

1:45 - 2:45                 Elder Martha Peet

2:45 - 3:15                 Inuit Throat Singing - Nikki Komksiutiksak

3:15 - 4:00                 Closing Remarks

DAY 2:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Senate Chambers & Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge

9:00 - 9:15                 (Senate Chambers, E3 - 262 Engineering Building)
                                   Welcoming remarks and introduction of Speaker

9:15 - 11:00               Dr. Martin Brokenleg

11:00 - 11:30             Q & A with Dr. Martin Brokenleg

11:30 - 12:30             Lunch at Migizii Agamik

12:30 - 1:45               Sharing Circles led by Elders Marlene Kayseas & Norman Meade

1:45 - 2:45                 Elder May Louise Campbell


2:45 - 3:30                 Closing Ceremony - Elder Marlene Kayseas

                                   Round Dance

This event is free and all are welcome. Lunch will be provided each day.

 

*This year's Gathering has been organized by the amazing student staff of the Indigenous Student Centre: Noah Wilson, Selena Suderman, Anastasia Slota-McCorriston, Amanda Fredlund, and Veronica Dueck.


2011 Elders & Traditional Teachers Gathering

Annual Elders & Traditional Teachers Gathering Orientation Manual


Photos from 2010