TENTATIVE AGENDA

25TH ANNUAL “KNOWING OUR SPIRITS” CONFERENCE
EDMONTON INN
NOVEMBER 21-23, 2018

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration
Foyer

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Booths set up
The Locker Room

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration
Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibitors’ Booth’s open
The Locker Room

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pipe Ceremony
Courtyard A

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Natural Path Clinic
West Tower Rooms

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions

NOTE: PLEASE HAVE CELL PHONES OFF WHILE IN SESSIONS!

Alberta Room – Women’s Rites of Passage
Deanna Daychief, Doris O’Chiese

Courtyard A - TBA

Courtyard B – Totamaso (Helping Yourself)
Patrick Buffalo

Edmonton Room – Tea Making/ Bath Salts – Mother Earth Essentials
(limited to 30 participants)
Carrie Belcourt

Elmwood Room – The Creation Story
Jimmy O’Chiese

Lethbridge Room – TBA

Nova Scotia Room – Trauma
Sarah Salter-Kelly

Pitcher Plant Room - Humor as Medicine
George Tuccaro, Earl Wood

Quebec Room – TBA

Red Deer Room – Turtle in my Tipi
(limited to 25 participants)
Margaret Ekti Cardinal

Regina Room – Loss & Grief
Adela Arcand

Ridgewood Room – Energy Balancing
Clint Morin

Rosewood Room – With my feet on the ground – freeing the lower body through fascial ball rolling & movement
Matthew Van Der Giessen

St. Albert Room - TBA

Saskatoon Room – Reiki
Doris Calliou

Vernon Room - Cultural Significance of Language
Jeff Brightnose (Wastesicoot)

Banquet
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Andean Music

6:30 p.m. Banquet – Grand Entry
Wildrose Ballrooms Drum Group –
1,2,3 Master of Ceremonies –
Invocation –
Song –

7:00 p.m. Introduction of Head Table Guests: Allen Benson
Welcome Address Chief Eddy Makokis, Saddle Lake Cree Nation
Chief Vernon Saddleback, Samson Cree Nation
Chief Jim Boucher, Fort McKay First Nation
Honorable Richard Feehan, Minister of Indigenous Relations
Representative, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Jocelyn Andrews, First Nations & Inuit Health Branch
Wilton Littlechild, Truth & Reconciliation
Representative, Native Counseling Services of Alberta
Jauvonne Kitto, Fort McKay First Nation
James Blackman, Primco Dene
Eugene Badger, Pimee Well Services
John Darr, Seven Lakes Oilfield
Sgt. Brent Sawatzky, St.Paul RCMP Detachment

7:45 p.m. Special Recognition Awards –
Youth Bursary Awards: Saige Arcand, Thaliya Dion-Quinney

8:00 p.m. Introduction of Keynote: Wilton Littlechild
Keynote Address: Logan Staats
Winner of CTV’s The Launch

9:00 p.m. Autographs & pictures

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration
Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibitors’ Booth’s open
The Locker Room

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Natural Path Clinic
West Tower Rooms

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions

Alberta Room – Healing Our Past Wounds (Domestic Violence)
Ricky Makokis

Courtyard A - TCM and Integrated Medical Diagnosis and Therapeutics
Dr. Steven Aung

Courtyard B – Kairos Blanket Exercise
Michelle Nieviadomy

Edmonton Room – Tea Making/ Bath Salts – Mother Earth Essentials
(limited to 30 participants)
Carrie Belcourt

Elmwood Room – Connecting to Spirit
Gloria Makokis

Lethbridge Room – I am a survivor of Cancer
Tyson Lucas

Nova Scotia Room – Trauma
Sarah Salter-Kelly

Pitcher Plant Room – Trials of Northern Cree
Steve Wood

Quebec Room – Teaching from a Sacred Balance
Susan Sinclair, Dorothy Thunder

Red Deer Room – Empowering Your Inner Spirit
Leroy Laliberte, Chad Vincent

Regina Room – Youth Empowerment through song & language
Dallas Waskahat, Fawn Wood

Ridgewood Room – The Gift of Song
Leo & Priscilla McGilvery

Rosewood Room – Mini Moccasin Making
Myrna Yellowbird

St. Albert Room – TBA

Saskatoon Room – Reiki
Doris Calliou

Vernon Room - Bath Bomb Making
Kiya Bruno

12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Buffet
Wildrose Ballrooms 1,2,3

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Workshop Sessions

Alberta Room – Loss & Grief
Adela Arcand

Courtyard A – TCM and Integrated Medical Diagnosis and Therapeutics
Dr. Steven Aung

Courtyard B – Kairos Blanket Exercise
Michelle Nieviadomy

Edmonton Room – Tea Making/ Bath Salts – Mother Earth Essentials
(limited to 30 participants)
Carrie Belcourt

Elmwood Room – The Creation Story
Jimmy O’Chiese

Lethbridge Room – Connecting Community and Culture to School
Dr. Tracey Poitras

Nova Scotia Room – Dreamcatcher Making
Melinda John

Pitcher Plant Room - Totamaso (Helping Yourself)
Patrick Buffalo

Quebec Room -Interconnectedness with
land and reconciliation
Susan Sinclair, Dorothy
Thunder

Red Deer Room – Buffalo Travels
(limited to 25 participants)
Margaret Ekti Cardinal

Regina Room – Indigenous Oral Systems
Dr. Reg Crowshoe

Ridgewood Room – The Gift of Song
Leo & Priscilla McGilvery

Rosewood Room – Mini Moccasin Making
Myrna Yellowbird

St. Albert Room - TBA

Saskatoon Room – Reiki
Doris Calliou

Vernon Room - Bath Bomb Making
Kiya Bruno

2-4 p.m. Wildrose Ballrooms 1,2,3
The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a new perspective
Dr. Gabor Mate

Comedy Night
7:00 p.m. MC: George Tuccaro
Wildrose Ballrooms 1,2,3
Holly
Hot Chocolate
Earl Wood
Elvis (Dallas Waskahat)
Finale -TBA

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibitors’ Booth’s open
The Locker Room

10:00 a.m. Closing Keynote Speaker:
Courtyard A-B Aaron Paquette

Closing Address: Bernie Makokis
President, Iyiniw Education & Training Institute Inc.

Giveaway & Round dance