Pipe Ceremony & Teachings

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Gakina Nindinawemaaganag - UC1007A
Event Contact Name: 
Yolanda Twance
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8010 Ext. 8084
Event Contact E-mail: 

Pipe Ceremony & Teachings

Tuesday, January 24, 2022 ~ 2:00 pm

Gakina Nindinawemaaganag - UC1007

Indigenous Student Services Centre 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.

Elder Gene NowegejickGene Nowegejick is a member of the Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek. He is a parent, grandparent, and great grandparent.  He assisted with the development of cultural programming for children with various organizations for many years.  He has been blessed to grow up traditionally and to have learned from his grandparents.  He is from the Lake Nipigon peoples.  Gene’s grandfather is a direct descendent of one of the signatories to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850.  He has relations at Fort William First Nation, Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek, and Grand Portage.  Gene has many historical connections with these communities.  Gene previously worked with adult students at Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services - Matawa (KKETS) where he provided student supports and services.  He’s been a social worker for 30 years, as well as a former police officer. Gene believes we need to reinforce our connections to language and traditional ceremonies and conducts the monthly sweat lodge ceremonies at Lakehead University. Gene is currently retired.