100 Years of Loss The Residential School System in Canada Mobile Exhibition

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:30am
Event Location: 
Agora
Event Fee: 
FREE
Event Contact Name: 
Ashley Dokuchie
Event Contact Phone: 
807-766-7219
Event Contact E-mail: 

 

The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives at Lakehead University and Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales are pleased to be hosting the 100 Years of Loss The Residential School System in Canada Mobile Exhibition at Lakehead University in the Agora from April 10-12, 2018. We would like to extend an invitation to join us at the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Agora. We have attached a poster with details of all events for April 10-12, 2018. 

Tuesday, April 10th

Opening Ceremony, 12:00pm, Agora

Public Viewing, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Agora

Student Panel - Learning from the Experiences of Indigenous Students, 1:00 - 2:00pm, UC 1017

Special Invite Exhibit, Keynote Speaker - Bob Baxter, Marten Falls First Nation, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Agora

Wednesday, April 11th

Public Viewing, 9:00am - 9:00 pm, Agora

Ojibwe 101 Joanne Mendowegan, 2:30 - 3:30pm, UC 0050 - Open to the Public

Cree 101 Susan Sandau, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, UC 0050 - Open to the Public

Thursday, April 12th

Public Viewing, 9:00am - 3:30 pm, Agora

Closing Ceremony, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Agora

The 100 Years of Loss mobile exhibition explores the history of the Residential School System and traces its legacy to the present. 100 Years of Loss uses archival and contemporary photographs, works of art, primary documents, and recent research to reveal the histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children who were forcibly removed from their families and institutionalized in residential schools. The distinct features of 100 Years of Loss are the depth of the historical perspective and the breadth of the information presented. The story begins in the early days of European expansion into North America, and continues up to and including the decades of advocacy and healing efforts by Aboriginal peoples, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the 2008 federal apology to Survivors and their families, and the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2009. One of the greatest strengths of this exhibition is its focus on the legacy of the IRS System, and in particular, its enduring impacts on Survivors and their descendants, on communities, and on Canada as a nation. The exhibition clearly shows the direct links between the Residential School System and the contemporary social crises afflicting Aboriginal communities across the country. 

Please feel free to share this invitation with fellow colleagues or other interested parties. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

100 Years of Loss The Residential School System of Canada Mobile Exhibition at Lakehead University - April 10-12, 2018

 

Campus: 

Spring Feast

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Aboriginal Student Lounge - SC0004
Event Contact Name: 
Sheila Pelletier-Demerah
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8085
Event Contact E-mail: 

Spring Feast 

All student are welcome!

Take a break from studying and come and enjoy something to eat! 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 ~ 12 noon to 130 pm

Aboriginal Student Lounge SC0004

For more information, contact Sheila Pelletier-Demerah at 343-8085 or acss@lakeheadu.ca

 
Campus: 

Elder in Residence - Beatrice Twance-Hynes

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Aboriginal Student Lounge - SC0004
Event Contact Name: 
Sheila Pelletier-Demerah
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8085
Event Contact E-mail: 

Elder Beatrice Twance-Hynes, is a member of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation. Beatrice is a traditional women’s dancer who makes her own regalia. She is a grandmother pipe carrier, a sacred circle facilitator, songwriter, singer and drummer. She does teachings on the Medicine Wheel, the Sacred Medicines, and the Seven Sacred Grandfathers and the hand drum. 

You are welcome to stop in and visit Beatrice in the Elders Room in the Aboriginal Student Lounge SC0004.

Wednesdays - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

March 27 & 28, 2018

EVERYONE WELCOME! 

Campus: 

Elder in Residence - Beatrice Twance-Hynes

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Aboriginal Student Lounge - SC0004
Event Contact Name: 
Sheila Pelletier-Demerah
Event Contact Phone: 
343-8085
Event Contact E-mail: 

Elder Beatrice Twance-Hynes, is a member of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation. Beatrice is a traditional women’s dancer who makes her own regalia. She is a grandmother pipe carrier, a sacred circle facilitator, songwriter, singer and drummer. She does teachings on the Medicine Wheel, the Sacred Medicines, and the Seven Sacred Grandfathers and the hand drum. 

You are welcome to stop in and visit Beatrice in the Elders Room in the Aboriginal Student Lounge SC0004.

Wednesdays - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

March 27 & 28, 2018

EVERYONE WELCOME! 

Campus: 

Pipe Ceremony & Teachings

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Event Location: 
Aboriginal Student Lounge - SC0004
Event Contact Name: 
Yolanda Twance
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8085
Event Contact E-mail: 

Pipe Ceremony & Teachings

Conducted by Elder Gene Nowegejick

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

12:00 noon to 1 pm

Aboriginal Cultural & Support Services is pleased to provide students with the opportunity to attend a pipe ceremony and teachings.   Elder Gene Nowegejick will conduct a pipe ceremony and share his knowledge.

Light refreshments will be available.

Aboriginal Student Lounge (SC0004)

EVERYONE WELCOME

For more information contact: Yolanda Twance at 343-8085 or acss1@lakeheadu

Campus: 

Pipe Ceremony & Teachings

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Aboriginal Student Lounge - SC0004
Event Contact Name: 
Yolanda Twance
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8084
Event Contact E-mail: 

Pipe Ceremony & Teachings

Conducted by Elder Gene Nowegejick

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

12:00 noon to 1 pm

Aboriginal Cultural & Support Services is pleased to provide students with the opportunity to attend a pipe ceremony and teachings.   Elder Gene Nowegejick will conduct a pipe ceremony and share his knowledge.

Light refreshments will be available.

Aboriginal Student Lounge (SC0004)

EVERYONE WELCOME

For more information contact: Yolanda Twance at 343-8085 or acss1@lakeheadu

Campus: 

Toastmasters Open House ~ Storytellers

Event Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Little Dining Room (UC1029F)
Event Contact Name: 
Robin Sutherland
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8028
Event Contact E-mail: 

 

Toastmaster Open House ~ Storytellers

Friday, March 2nd, 12-2 PM

LITTLE DINING ROOM (UC1029F, just outside the Faculty Lounge)
 
WHY ATTEND?
_________
Develop Better Speaking & Presenting Skills
_________
 
Build Strong Leadership & Mentoring Skills
_________
 
Learn to Think Quickly & Clearly on Your Feet
_________
 
Open Doors in Your Personal & Professional Life

Lakehead University Storytellers meets on campus and is a student focused Toastmasters club. We welcome everyone to come check out the club, bring a friend, fellow student or family member and learn more about Storytellers!

Our club has speakers from the community share their experiences and benefits on improving speech craft and gives members the opportunity to learn skills that can help them succeed professionally, academically and personally!

For More Information Contact: Robin Sutherland at 3438028 or transitions@lakeheadu.ca

Everyone Welcome to Attend!  Bring a Friend!

 

Campus: 

Métis Cultural Celebration

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Event Location: 
The Study ~ Side Room
Event Fee: 
no fee
Event Contact Name: 
Yolanda Twance
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8084
Event Contact E-mail: 

Métis Cultural Celebration

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 ~ 11 am to 1 pm

The Study - Side Room

Join us in celebrating Métis culture, food, traditional fiddle music, jigging and crafts.

Everyone welcome!  Lunch provided.

 

Campus: 

30th Annual LUNSA Powwow

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Lakehead University Field House
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
LUNSA
Event Contact Phone: 
807-346-7713
Event Contact E-mail: 

 The Lakehead University Native Student Association (LUNSA) is excited to be hosting their 30th Annual Powwow at the C.J. Sanders Field house, March 9-11, 2018. LUNSA is honoured to have Whitefish Bay Singers as the Host Drum. All students, staff, faculty and the greater off-campus community are invited to attend this free event.

This community event will gather people together in celebration of Aboriginal culture and dance.  Warm-ups will be held on Friday, March 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Grand Entry is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10th with a Traditional Feast being served at 5:00 p.m. and the powwow will wrap up at 10:00 p.m. for the day.  Grand Entry is set for 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11th with the powwow ending at 5:00 p.m.

LUNSA is a volunteer LUSU club.  Its goals are to promote the spirit of unity among Aboriginal students at Lakehead University through social, cultural, and recreational events in addition to promoting cultural awareness between club members and the greater Lakehead University student population.

The annual powwow is LUNSA’s signature event that showcases tremendous talent and entertainment, while reinforcing traditional aspects of Aboriginal culture such as drumming, dancing, singing, and giving thanks. Attendees can purchase traditional Aboriginal merchandise from on-site vendors.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Master of Ceremonies: Ron Kanutski, Lake Helen First Nation
Arena Director: Todd Genno, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Spiritual Advisor: Gilbert Smith, Northwest Bay
Host Drum: Whitefish Bay Singers, Whitefish Bay

Co-Host Drum: Song Warrior, Zhingwaako Zaaga’igan

 

Agenda

Friday March 9th:
Warm-ups 6:00pm

Saturday March 10th:
Grand Entry 12:00pm and 6:30pm
Traditional Feast 5pm

Sunday March 11th:
Grand Entry at 12:00pm and Closing Ceremonies completed by 5:00pm

For more information, please contact LUNSA at lunsa@lakeheadu.ca or call (807) 346-7713.

Campus: 

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