28 calendar Conference Day 1 November 28, 2022

7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m. Drum Call
(Songs and drumming are provided by the Sweetgrass Singers)

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Special greetings from the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.

10:00 am

Keynote #2 - Truth and Reconciliation: What We Inherited and Our Role Moving Forward

11:00 am

Health Break

Entertainment provided by Shirley Sanderson, Residential School Survivor.

2:00 pm

Plenary #2 - Bearing Witness: The Indian Residential School Health Supports

The Wîcihitowin Conference Planning Committee recognizes and thanks the many health and cultural support workers who have been there alongside Residential School Survivors throughout the years.

3:00 pm

Health Break

Entertainment provided by Shirley Sanderson, Residential School Survivor.

3:15 pm

Powwow Demonstration

Powwow dancers include Marc (Longjohn) Okihcihtaw (narrator),  Sheldon Wuttunee, Brinn Wuttunee, Konis Wuttunee, Tanya Tootoosis, Elvin Nicotine, Raylene Medicinerope, Conrad Medicinerope, Rob McNabb, Shay Littletent, Blue Jay Linklater, Kevin Hawahe, Gracie Arcand, Cara Arcand, and Kimowan Ahenakew.

Music provided by the Sweetgrass Singers.

29 calendar Conference Day 2 November 29, 2022

7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m. Drum Call
(Songs and drumming are provided by Sweetgrass Singers)

9:15 am

Keynote #4 - Bearing Witness: Not a Spectator Sport

Dr. Marie Wilson is a former Commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

10:15 am

Health Break

Entertainment provided by Shirley Sanderson, Residential School Survivor.

11:15 am

Plenary #4 - Weaving the Web of Life in the Aftermath of Residential Schools

12:00 pm

Lunch, Entertainment, & Indigenous Market

Entertainment provided by Courtney-Dawn Anaquod and fellow jiggers.

1:00 pm

Plenary #5 - Witnessing the Value of kiyôkêwin ᑭᔫᑌᐃᐧᐣ

1:45 pm

Video Presentation - The Witness Blanket (documentary trailer)

Introduction provided by Carey Newman, Multidisciplinary Artist, Master Carver, Filmmaker, Author and Public Speaker

2:00 pm

Health Break

Entertainment provided by Bluejay Linklater.