The 5th Wîcihitowin Indigenous Engagement Conference invites community organizations, governments and businesses to learn about inclusive representation of Indigenous people as employees, volunteers and decision-makers. Within the context of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, if you’re working towards respectful Indigenous engagement and inclusion in a community-based setting, this conference is for you. Join us on the path to reconciliation.
OUR 2019 THEME
The number five has significant meaning in the lives of thousands of Indigenous people across Canada. It was at this age that many children were removed from their families and sent to live in Indian residential schools, as a way to assimilate Indigenous children into Euro-Canadian culture.
Now in its fifth year, the Wîcihitowin Indigenous Engagement Conference is commemorating these children and is demonstrating respect to the survivors of Indian residential schools and the Sixties Scoop, by recognizing that they were, and continue to be, seeds for change.
Nationally respected, the late Elder Walter Linklater shared many universal teachings that continue to help guide people on a path to reconciliation. To honour him, his teaching of ‘being a good person and trying to live a good life’ inspires the theme of this year’s conference.
Be a good person, try to live a good life
ELDER WALTER LINKLATER (BAAPIINAWAAKESIC)
1939 – 2018
Attendees can expect to learn from the demonstrated core teachings, gather key takeaways on relevant topics, and gain resources to incorporate reconciliation in both their personal and professional lives.
We invite you to join us on the path to reconciliation by supporting this life-changing conference.
Family Investment – $20,000
Community Investment – $10,000
Partner Investment – $5,000
Friend Investment – $1,000
Media Investment – $1,000Download the PDF of all the investment opportunities HERE
Details for each level will be released shortly. Contact us directly for any specific inquiry.If you are interested in becoming an investor, please email us at – wicihitowinYXE@gmail.com