ATTENTION

Conference is sold out! A huge thank you to our delegates that continue to support us!!

Due to our numbers we are unable to take walk ins. Thank you.

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

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. – 4:00 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 – Women’s Rites of Passage
Deanna Daychief, Doris Daychief, Celia Daychief, Tasheena Daychief

Courtyard A - Indigenous Wisdom Centre – Lifelong Cultural Learning in Alberta’s First Nation Schools
Clayton Kootenay, Rose Mueller, James Knibb-Lamouche

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 – Unraveling Learned Behaviors: Challenging Destructive Communication within our Communities
Amber Dion

Nova Scotia Room – Trauma as Medicine
Sarah Salter-Kelly

Blatchford Room - Humor is Healing
George Tuccaro, Earl Wood, Don Burnstick

Quebec Room – Visualize it, Feel it & Achieve it
Saige Arcand

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

St. Albert Room - Iwip’son Swing (Nurturing Therapy)
(limited availability – she will have her own sign-up sheets)
Darlene Auger

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 – Ben Cardinal Drum Group
1,2,3 Master of Ceremonies – George Tuccaro
Invocation
Song
LED Hoop Dance Performance – Clinton Saulteaux

7:00 p.m. Introduction of Head Table Guests by MC – George Tuccaro
Welcome Address
Chief Eddy Makokis, Saddle Lake Cree Nation/ Chief Jim Boucher, Fort McKay First Nation
Chief Vernon Saddleback, Maskwacis Cree Nation/ Chief Tony Alexis, Yellowhead Tribal Council
Representative on behalf of Honorable Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta
Honorable Richard Feehan, Minister of Indigenous Relations
Jim Sisson, Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada/ Rhonda LaBoucane, First Nations & Inuit Health
Wilton Littlechild, Truth & Reconciliation/ Nicole Callihoo, Alberta Education
Sherise Thompson, ATCO Energy/ 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 Award – Premier Rachel Notley
Recognition Award – Honorable Judge Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay
Bursaries – Saige Arcand, Thaliya Dion-Quinney

8:00 p.m. Introduction of Keynote: Wilton Littlechild
Keynote Address: Logan Staats
A winner of CTV’s The Launch and his song “The Lucky Ones” made it to #1 on the Canadian Indigenous Music Charts

9:00 p.m. Autographs & pictures

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2018

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

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 – Healing Our Past Wounds (Domestic Violence)
Ricky Makokis

Lethbridge Room – Trauma as Medicine
Sarah Salter-Kelly

Nova Scotia Room – Spiritual Healing and Learning how to “A.C.T.”
Tyson Lucas

Blatchford Room – 7 Natural Laws
Daniel Sakchekapo

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 Reconnecting Spirit Through Song and Language
Dallas Waskahat, Fawn Wood

Ridgewood Room – The Gift of Song
Leo & Priscilla McGilvery

Rosewood Room – Mini Moccasin Making
Myrna Yellowbird

St. Albert Room – Iwip’son Swing (Nurturing Therapy)
(limited availability – she will have her own sign-up sheets)
Darlene Auger

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 – Energy Balancing
Clint Morin

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 – BEology: The science of inner peace & the art of engaged living
Michele Theoret

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

Nova Scotia Room – Headdress Making
Jessica Arcand

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 - Iwip’son Swing (Nurturing Therapy)
(limited availability – she will have her own sign-up sheets)
Darlene Auger

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
Loretta Lynn (Darlene Auger)
Dakota Hebert
Shaggy Bottom Boys
Earl Wood
Elvis (Dallas Waskahat)
Finale -Don Burnstick

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018
8:30 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