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—45th Annual Conference—

Elders &

Traditional Peoples

Gathering

Living the Prophecies:

Coming Together in Times of Change

March 18, 2021:   Pre Conference

March 19-21, 2021:   Elders Gathering

Throughout our history, Indigenous prophecies have foretold a time of great change. We find ourselves in these times today and recognize the teachings of our ancestors are more important than ever.

FEATURING KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS BY

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Ontario Regional Chief  RoseAnne Archibald
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Louise McDonald
Katsitsionni Fox

showcasing their film

Without a Whisper

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Oren Lyons

ELDERS

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Elder Doug Williams
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Elder  Shirley Williams
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Elder Katsi Cook
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Elder Edna Manitowabi
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Elder Tom Porter
Elder
Mary Simon
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Elder Oren Lyons
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Elder Louise McDonald
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Elder Reepa Evic-Carlton 
Elder
Mary Moose

KNOWLEDGE KEEPERS

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Rick Hill
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Diane Longboat
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Alan Corbiere
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Manu Aluli Meyer Uhwo
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Sharp Dopler
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Elder Katsi Cook
 
 

INDIGENOUS INSIGHTS

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Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Stud

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Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Stud
Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Stud

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Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Stud
Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Stud

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Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Stud
Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Stud

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FILM SERIES 

March 19 

https://watch.eventive.org/eldersgathering

Nozhem First Peoples Performance Space, Indigenous Performance Studies, and

the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, in partnership with

ReFrame Film Festival present:

Kobade*

Short films by women and two spirit filmmakers

exploring Indigenous identity and relationships across generations

(47 minutes + panel discussion)

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*Leanne Simpson writes: “The idea of my arms embracing my grandchildren and their arms embracing their grandchildren is communicated in the Nishnaabeg word, kobade. According to Elder Edna Manitowabi, kobade is a word we use to refer to our great grandparents and our great grandchildren. It means a link in a chain – a link in the chain between generations, between nations, between states of being, between individuals. I am a link in a chain. We are all links in a chain.” I Am Not A Nation State. Unsettling America: Decolonization in Theory & Practice, 2013.

Leaks (3 minutes)

Directed by Cara Mumford, featuring Leanne Simpson

 

êmîcêtôcêt – Many Bloodlines (11 minutes)

Directed by Theola Ross

 

Enough (5 minutes)

Directed by Kayleigh Higgins

 

Nuuca (12 minutes)

Directed by Michelle Latimer

 

Starborn (16 minutes)

Directed by Olivia Mater

The screening will be followed by a pre-recorded panel discussion moderated by Jenn Cole with Dawn Lavell-Harvard (Director, First Peoples House of Learning, Trent), Cara Mumford (curator), and student filmmakers Kayleigh Higgins and Olivia Mater.

For more information on these films and to register for this free film screening:

(See FAQ for Viewing Films Online below)

 

Films begin streaming on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 7pm

Once you register, the films will be available until Saturday, March 26

 

 

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March 20 

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Nibi Dibaajimowinan / Water Stories Film Program

 

Three films connected to the waters of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg territory.

From Teachings of Sacred Water to the Food that Grows on the Water (Manoomin), these films explore the past, present and future of the lifeblood of this territory.

(73 minutes + panel discussion)

Gichitwaa Nibi – Sacred Water (15 minutes)

Nogojiwanong’s Sacred Water Circle

As an Elder and a water activist, Dorothy Taylor shares Sacred Water Teachings that call for action to bring balance to the world.

Sing Them Home (13 minutes)

Cara Mumford & Jenn Cole

Dancing the past and future waterways of salmon migration in Michi Saagiig territory.

Cottagers and Indians (45 minutes)

A CBC Docs POV from by Drew Hayden Taylor, currently streaming on CBC Gem.

James Whetung is claiming his Indigenous right to cultivate wild rice on Pigeon Lake. Unfortunately, Manoomin, when grown, sprouts a good two feet out of the water. This limits boating, fishing and swimming, and some full-time residents and cottagers claim it brings down property values. James Whetung and his supporters feel that's a small price to pay for the reestablishment of a traditional mainstay and way of life.

The screening will be followed by a pre-recorded panel discussion moderated by Jenn Cole featuring Anne Taylor and Drew Hayden Taylor from Curve Lake and curator Cara Mumford.

For more information on these films and to register for this free film screening:

(See FAQ for Viewing Films Online below)

Films begin streaming on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7pm

Once you register, the films will be available until Saturday, March 27

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FAQ FOR VIEWING FILMS ONLINE

 

Where are the films available?

All films are accessible through ReFrame Film Festival’s Virtual Theatre for the Elders Gathering on the Eventive website: https://watch.eventive.org/eldersgathering. You can screen the films directly from your laptop/desktop or mobile phone.

How do I order tickets?

Order films by clicking on the “Pre-order now for free” button in the middle of the page and entering your email address. If you already have an Eventive account, it will then ask for your password. If you are new to Eventive, it will ask for your full name and a password to set up a free account to watch these films.

How do I access the films?

You will receive an email with instructions to access the film after purchasing free tickets to a screening, as well as a reminder email with a link when the screening becomes available.

How long will the films be available to watch?

After the screening becomes available on March 19th at 7:00 pm, you will receive an email reminder and have 7 days

 

AGENDA

DAY 1    Friday March 19th   10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

EMCEE: Dawn Harvard, Director, First Peoples House of Learning

10:00 a.m. 

10:10 a.m. 

10:30 a.m.

10:35 a.m. 

10:40 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

10:50 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m. 

7:00 p.m. 

Opening Prayer

• Elder Doug Williams

 

Welcome Address

• Chief Laurie Carr

• Chief Emily Whetung

 

Dr. Michael Khan, Provost & Vice-President Academic

 

Minister Maryam Monsef, MP

Dave Smith, MPP

 

Diane Therrien, Mayor of Peterborough

Mary Deacon, Bell Canada

 

Keynote Presentation

• Roseanne Archibald, Ontario Regional Chief

 

LUNCH BREAK

 

Simultaneous Breakout Sessions

 

2-Spirit Voices

•  Sharp Dopler

•  Heidi Whetung

•  Smokii Sumac

•  Moderator: Angeni Lovelady

Indigenous Women Leadership

•  Katsi Cook

•  Diane Longboat

•  Manulani Aluli Meyer

•  Reepa Evic-Carleton

•  Moderator: Nahannee-Fe 

 

BREAK

 

Offering Words of Wisdom Panel:

What I know now…

•  Elder Shirley Williams

•  Elder Katsi Cook

•  Elder Mary Simon

•  Elder Edna Manitowabi

Film Series

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DAY 2   Saturday March 20, 2021.  9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Simultaneous Workshops

 

Rewriting Prophesy:

Our Vision for the Future Generations

•  Rick Hill

 

Star Teachings

•  Elder Mary Moose

 

Inuit Throat Singing And Urban Inuit Experiences

•  Abigail Carleton

•  Aneeka Anderson

 

Keynote Address: Without A Whisper

•  Louise McDonald

•  Katsitsiooni Fox

 

LUNCH BREAK

 

Simultaneous Workshops

 

Beyond the Prophecies:  The Dawn is Ours

•  Diane Longboat

Nwaachge: Reading the Signs

•  Alan Corbiere

Inunnguiniq: Making a Human Being

•  Karen Baker-Anderson

•  Elder Reepa Evic-Carlton

 

Offering Words of Wisdom Panel

What I know now…..

•  Elder Shirley Williams

•  Elder Mary Moose

•  Elder Oren Lyons,

•  Elder Verna DeMontigny

•  Elder Tom Porter

•  Elder Reepa Evic-Carlton

Film Series

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DAY 3   Sunday March 21, 2021   10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

Noon

12:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

•  Oren Lyons

 

Closing Words from Elders

• Verna DeMontigny

• Tom Porter

• Louise McDonald

• Reepa Evic-Carlton

• Doug Williams

 

FPHL Offering Gratitude

• Dawn Harvard 

• Betty Carr-Braint

• David Newhouse

 

Closing Prayer

• Elder Doug Williams

Thank you for joining us for this free virtual event.

We are excited to have you come and visit with the Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers.   If you would like to help us continue to deliver amazing offers like this event and would like to leave a monetary gift – we would be grateful.  

 
 
 
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Thank-you to:

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