05 calendar Virtual Conference Day 1 October 5, 2021

06 calendar Virtual Conference Day 2 October 6, 2021

9:30 am - 10:25 am

Day 2 Opening

Opening Remarks and Prayer

Greetings from:

  • Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Russ Mirasty
  • Nutrien’s Senior Vice President of Potash, Larry Long

Performance by: Powwow Dancers accompanied by Walking Buffalo

Greetings from:

  • Saskatoon Community Foundation’s Executive Director, Carm Michalenko
  • United Way of Saskatoon and Area’s Chief Executive Officer, Sheri Benson

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Keynote #1

Keynote #1 - The Seven Sacred Teachings

Elder Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Dr. Dave Courchene) discusses that we are living in a time in need of a vision of hope based on values and teachings that can set the foundation for a change of heart and the birth of a new life for Mother Earth and Humankind. Elder Nii Gaani Aki Inini shares ancient teachings of the Seven Sacred Laws, and how these Laws can set a foundation for us to live by as they emanate from having the spirit of kindness.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Keynote #2 & Performance

Keynote #2 - Learning from Indigenous Ideologies and Philosophies to Support and Implement Truth and Reconciliation

In this presentation, Chief Delorme explores Indigenous ideologies and philosophies as a way of supporting efforts in addressing the TRC’s Calls to Action. He also discusses how Cowessess First Nations is creating change within its community by asserting jurisdiction over its children in care, by supporting economic growth and diversity, and much more.

Performance by: Cody Montour/Okema

2:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Keynote #3

Keynote #3 - Healing Through Advocacy and Love

In this presentation, Stephanie Harpe talks about her lived experiences, the Seven Sacred Teachings, and how they help communities and community members in the healing journey. She also explores the actions that are still needed to support Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

07 calendar Virtual Conference Day 3 October 7, 2021

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Day 3 Opening

Opening Remarks

Performance by: Darryl Bird (Red River Jig) accompanied by Phil and Dallas Boyer (Métis Fiddle and Guitar)

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Keynote #4

Keynote #4 - The Sweet Medicine of Reclaiming

In this empowering and hilarious keynote by best selling author Richard Van Camp, Richard will inspire everyone to take this time to reclaim your languages, traditions, teachings, children’s stories, songs, recipes, lullabies, photos, family trees for you and your family and for future generations. We are going to have a lot of fun together and Richard will give you homework you will look forward to.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Keynote #5

Keynote #5 - Spirit Bear's Guide to Reconciliation: Truth, Justice and Action

In this presentation, Cindy Blackstock explores the role of colonialism in the inequitable and horrific treatment of children in the Residential School System and the continued inequities in the child welfare system.

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Keynote #6 & Performances

Performance by: Powwow Dancers accompanied by Walking Buffalo

Keynote #5 - Survivors' Circle

Survivors include: Darlene Krabseth, Irene Sharpe, John B McDonald, Dora Monygrand, John and Jane Merasty, Marina Gardypie, Judy Pelly, and Rick Daniels.

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing Remarks