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The 6th 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 2020 THEME
In 1919, the Spanish flu swept through the lands infecting about a third of the world’s population in four separate waves, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. Similarly, the Covid-19 virus has spread through communities far and wide like a raging wildfire. Fire is believed to be the giver of new life where balance of Mother Earth is restored. In the natural order of recovery, where rejuvenation and replenishment come after destruction, we are reminded of the Indigenous teachings of Natural Law.
The Cree word wahkohtowin means kinship or “everything is related” and through wahkohtowin mutual respect is used to govern our conduct in relationships with one another. Within the context of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, wahkowtowin is about working towards respectful Indigenous engagement and inclusion. This year’s virtual conference will explore Indigenous worldviews and natural law explained by an incredible line up of speakers. The speakers will take you on a journey, challenging your ways of knowing, thinking, and acting to get “through the fire” of Covid-19.
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.
If you are interested in becoming an investor, please contact us at wicihitowinYXE@gmail.com.