ATTENTION

REMINDER – for this year get your registration’s in early to avoid disappointment.

AGENDA

26TH ANNUAL “KNOWING OUR SPIRITS” CONFERENCE
EDMONTON INN
NOVEMBER 20-22, 2019

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

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

6:00 p.m. Walk Ride Rodeo Movie viewing
Courtyard A

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 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 #: 300, 301, 303, 304, 306, 308, 310

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

NOTE: PLEASE HAVE CELL PHONES OFF WHILE IN SESSIONS!

Alberta Room – Star Teachings
Jeff Brightnose (Wastesicoot)

Blatchford Room - Humor is Healing
George Tuccaro, Don Burnstick

Courtyard A - The Creation Story
Jimmy O’Chiese

Courtyard B – Women’s Rites of Passage
Doris Daychief, Deanna Daychief, Celia Daychief, Tasheena Daychief

Edmonton Room – Traditional Tea Making
Mother Earth Essentials (limited to 30 participants)
Carrie Armstrong

Elmwood Room – Murdered and Missing Indigenous People’s of Canada Awareness, Prevention & Action plan in Safety & the need for National Unity
Stephanie Harpe

Lethbridge Room – Language Keepers
Jason Chamakese

Nova Scotia Room – Trauma & Transformation
Sarah Salter-Kelly

Quebec Room – Adverse Childhood Events & Addictions
Kristen Dooley

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 – Chakra Healing
Barbara Dumigan-Jackson

Manitoba/Saskatchewan Rooms – Iwip’son Swing (Nurturing Therapy)
(limited availability – they will have their own sign-up sheets)
Darlene Auger/Muriel Lee

Saskatoon Room – Reiki (she has her own sign-up sheets)
Doris Calliou

Vernon Room - Totamaso (Helping Yourself)
Patrick Buffalo

Banquet
Doors will 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 – Ben Cardinal
1,2,3 Master of Ceremonies – George Tuccaro
Invocation
Song – Aailiyah Jackson

7:00 p.m. Introduction of Head Table Guests:
Welcome Address
Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation/ Chief Billy Joe Laboucan, Lubicon Lake/
Councillor Eddy Makokis, Saddle Lake Cree Nation/ Chief Jonathan Frencheater, Sunchild First Nation/
Chief Tony Alexis, Yellowhead Tribal Council/ Raymond Powder, Fort McKay First Nation
Honorable Rick Wilson, Minister of Indigenous Relations
TBA, Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada/ Rhonda LaBoucane, First Nations & Inuit Health
Armand Cardinal, TransCanada/ Sherise Thompson, ATCO Energy
James Blackman, Primco Dene/ Sandy Jackson, Pimee Well Services/ John Darr, Seven Lakes
Sgt. Brent Sawatzky, St.Paul RCMP Detachment

7:45 p.m. Special Award – Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Recognition Award – John Darr, James Blackman

Al Benson and Senator Benson Scholarship – Bret Buffalo
Iyiniw Education Scholarship: Theron Auigbelle

8:00 p.m. Introduction of Keynote: Grand Chief Willie Littlechild
Keynote Address: Amberley Snyder
NETFLIX Movie – Walk ,Ride, Rodeo. A championship barrel racer, Snyder suffered an accident that paralyzed her from the waist down. She overcame the injury and found a way to keep competing and inspiring others.

9:00 p.m. Autographs & photographs

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 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 #: 300, 301, 303, 304, 306, 308, 310

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

Alberta Room – Loss & Grief
Adela Arcand

Blatchford Room – 7 Natural Laws
Daniel Sakchekapo

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

Courtyard B – Medical Cannabis: Is it a helpful tool to address Opioid abuse
Jonathan Zaid – Aurora Cannabis

Edmonton Room – Traditional Tea Making
Mother Earth Essentials
(limited to 30 participants)
Carrie Armstrong

Elmwood Room – Teaching from a Sacred Balance – from land based teachings to the classroom
Susan Sinclair, Dorothy Thunder

Lethbridge Room – Trauma & Transformation
Sarah Salter-Kelly

Nova Scotia Room – Healing the Spirit through Self-Empowerment
Barbara Moreau

Quebec Room – Adverse Childhood Events & Addictions
Kristen Dooley

Red Deer Room – Kokom’s as caregivers
Dr. Leona Makokis

Regina Room – Beautiful Me
Saige Arcand

Ridgewood Room – The Gift of Song
Leo & Priscilla McGilvery

Rosewood Room – Mini Moccasin Making
Myrna Yellowbird

Manitoba/Saskatchewan Rooms – Iwip’son Swing (Nurturing Therapy)
(limited availability – they will have their own sign-up sheets)
Darlene Auger/Muriel Lee

Saskatoon Room – Reiki
Doris Calliou

Vernon Room - Bath Bomb Making/ Bath bar making
Kiya Bruno

12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Buffet
Wildrose Ballrooms 1,2,3

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

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

Blatchford Room - 7 Natural Laws
Daniel Sakchekapo

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

Courtyard B – Energy Balancing
Clint Morin

Edmonton Room – Healing and Dealing with Domestic Violence
Carrie Armstrong

Elmwood Room – Teaching from a Sacred Balance – from land based teachings to the classroom
Susan Sinclair, Dorothy Thunder

Lethbridge Room – Tension, Stress, Trauma Release
Diane Pooyak

Nova Scotia Room – Headdress Making
(limited to 30 participants)
Jessica Arcand

Quebec Room – BEology: The Science of inner peace & the art of engaged living
Michele Theoret

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

Regina Room – Re-kindling of Self Love
Carollyne Robertson

Ridgewood Room – The Gift of Song
Leo & Priscilla McGilvery

Rosewood Room – Mini Moccasin Making
Myrna Yellowbird

Manitoba/Saskatchewan Rooms – Iwip’son Swing (Nurturing Therapy)
(limited availability – they will have their own sign-up sheets)
Darlene Auger/Muriel Lee

Saskatoon Room – Reiki (she will have her own sign-up sheets)
Doris Calliou

Vernon Room - Totamaso (Helping Yourself)
Patrick Buffalo

Comedy Night
7:00 p.m. MC: George Tuccaro
Wildrose Ballrooms 1,2,3
Holly
Jhack Diaz
Donald McDonald
Jaedyn’s Tributes
Dakota Hebert-Williamson
Stephanie Harpe
Finale – Don Burnstick

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibitors’ Booth’s open
The Locker Room

10:00 a.m. Closing Keynote Speaker:
Wildrose Ballrooms Dr. James Makokis
1,2,3

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

Giveaway & Round dance