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.
October 16th & 17th, 2019
TCU Place – Saskatoon SK
Treaty 6 and Homeland of the Metis
Early Bird Registration ends September 15, 2019 – $200
Regular Tickets (September 16 – October 11, 2019): $250
Early registration is recommended as this event sells out quickly. Visit the Wicihitowin website to register: https://wicihitowin.ca/
February 10, 2018 11:00AM-7:00PM
Kôna – Wanuskewin Winter Festival is an immersive 1 day event that features over 20 family friendly activities. Celebrate Indigenous Culture and spend the day exploring the park at this free event!
* Dog Sled Rides
* Story Telling
* Kick Sled Tours
* Snow Shoes
* Voyageur Games
* Log Sawing
* Snare & Trap Setting
* Animal Calls
* Puppet Tales
* Art Gallery Tours
* Fire, Tea & Bannock Making
* Artisan Fair
* 3 Person Hand Drum Contest
* Kahomani Contest
* Fiddle & Jigging Contest
* Really, Really, Really Antique Road Show – Archaeological Artifact Inquiry & ID – Learn the science & history behind the bones or tools you‘ve always wondered about – with Dr. Ernie Walker. Bring in your items to learn more about their age, purpose and history!
ORANGE SHIRT DAY
The Province of Saskatchewan has proclaimed September 30 to be Orange Shirt Day — a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn’t.
Orange Shirt Day began in Williams Lake, B.C. in 2013 where, at a commemoration event at a local residential school, a story was told about a young female student named Phyllis who had her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day at the school. The orange shirt is a symbol of the many losses experienced by thousands of students and families due to residential schools. Since it began in 2013, the phrase “Every Child Matters” has been used as part of the movement to recognize the value of every child and for communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for future generations. Learn more at www.orangeshirtday.org
All Saskatoon public schools will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day. Students are encouraged to wear orange that day. There will be activities and lessons in the school that will foster students’ understanding of the impact of residential schools.
This is just one of many actions Saskatoon Public Schools will be undertaking as part of the school division’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Elder’s Teachings – Introduction to Indigenous Spirituality
By Walter and Maria Linklater
Saskatoon Police Service is proud to host a series of educational workshops:
Wed. March 23, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Creation Story and Wheel of Live teachings
Wed. April 6, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Ceremonies and Protocol
Wed. April 13, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Womens Teachings (all can attend, not restricted to women)
Wed. April 27, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm): Connecting the past to the future, where we have been and where we are going.
Attend one of all of the sessions. Register early as it will be first come, first served. Lunch will be served.
The teachings will be held in the Culture Room at Saskatoon Police Services, 76 – 25th Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Please RSVP to Janice Linklater 306-975-2278