March 15, 2019
Hosted in partnership by Conestoga's Aboriginal Services, Student Engagement and Conestoga Students Inc., this event for Conestoga students and employees aims to recognize, explore and enhance culturally competent practices in order to strengthen the reconciliation process between Canada and Indigenous cultures.
This year's theme will focus on Truth and Reconciliation in our backyard: What are you doing to contribute in your home or community? Keynote speaker Eddy Robinson will speak about Debwewin (Truth) and Reconciliation and the journey of an Indigenous student.
Other activities will include traditional drumming, guest speakers from the community and surrounding reserves, a complimentary lunch, and a student panel.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Welcome/Drumming by Cedar Hill, Smudging and Opening Prayer
10:15 a.m. Acknowledgement of Traditional Territory and Importance of the Signing Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes, Christina Restoule
11:00 a.m. Guest speakers Chief Myeengun Henry, Tauni Sheldon and Jennifer Parkinson
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Reconciliation in our Backyard with keynote speaker Eddy Robinson
2:00 p.m. Break
2:10 p.m. Potato Dance, Christina Restoule
2:50 p.m. Closing remarks
Conestoga College, Doon Campus, 299 Doon Valley Drive, Doon Main Building, Room 1B18 (Blue Room)