As per AHS Covid regulations – the hotel is participating in the Restrictions Exemptions Program -

To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people ages 12 and older can provide proof of vaccination.

Valid photo identification that matches the vaccine record (only required for adults 18 and over)
Valid paper or digital vaccine record that shows name, vaccine type and date of administration:

After October 25: proof of full vaccination (two doses) is required.

Proof of negative test

To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people aged 12 and older can show proof of a negative test result taken within 72 hours.

The test result should be a written or printed copy that indicates the individual has tested negative for COVID-19 on a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab based PCR test approved by Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction.
Valid test results should be a written or printed copy that clearly outlines the type of test, time of sample collection, clear indication of a negative result, and laboratory that completed the test, if applicable.
Photos of a rapid test or result taken offsite is not sufficient.
A self-test completed offsite or self-produced documentation of a negative test result is not valid.
Do not bring completed self-tests or rapid tests to businesses due to communicable disease risk.
Tests must not be from the Alberta Health Services public COVID-19 testing system.

* AGENDA*

27TH ANNUAL “KNOWING OUR SPIRITS” CONFERENCE
EDMONTON INN
NOVEMBER 24-26, 2021

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021

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 24, 2021

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
DerRick Starlight, Greyeagle Cardinal

Courtyard A - The Creation Story
Jerry Saddleback

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

Edmonton Room – Dreamcatchers and the teachings
Cavelle Bieker

Elmwood Room – Truth & Reconciliation
Chief Wilton Littlechild

Lethbridge Room – Emotional Truths
Rick Lightning

Nova Scotia Room – Trauma & Transformation
Sarah Salter-Kelly

Quebec Room – Empowering ourselves through self-care
Saige Arcand

Red Deer Room – How to support families struggling with trauma and addictions
Kim Wilkinson

Regina Room – Loss & Grief
Adela Arcand

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

Rosewood Room – Totamaso (Helping Yourself)
Patrick Buffalo

Saskatoon Room – Reflexology
Colleen Seed

Vernon Room - Chakra & Energy Healing
Barbara Dumigan-Jackson

Banquet
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Andean Music

6:30 p.m. Banquet
Wildrose Ballrooms Honor Song – Alexis singers
1,2,3 Master of Ceremonies – Victor Houle
Invocation by Dr. Leona Makokis
Song – Marilyn Lee

7:00 p.m. Introduction of Head Table Guests:
Welcome Address
Chief George Arcand Jr., Alexander First Nation/ Chief Tony Alexis, Alexis Nakoda Sioux Nation/ Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation/
Chief Mel Grandjamb, Fort McKay First Nation
Rhonda LaBoucane, First Nations & Inuit Health
Rep, TC Energy
John Darr, Seven Lakes/ James Blackman, Primco Dene
Sgt. Brent Sawatzky

7:45 p.m.
Special Award – Chief Wilton Littlechild
Recognition Award – Cheryl Arcand
Recognition Award – Rhonda Laboucan

8:00 p.m. Introduction of Keynote: Laverne Arcand
Keynote Address: Martin Sensmeier

Martin Sensmeier is an American Actor and Producer from the Alaskan Native Tribes, Tlingit as well as Koyukon-Athasbascan.

He is best known for his roles in Magnificent Seven, Wind River, Yellowstone and Westworld. He next can be seen in the Netflix Mini-Series The Liberator and the Feature Film The Last Manhunt opposite Jason Mamoa.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021

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 – Healing our hurts head on
Candace Houle

Blatchford Room – 7 Natural Laws
Daniel Sakchekapo

Courtyard A - Qi Gong Distance Healing
Dr. Steven Aung

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

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

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

Lethbridge Room – Mini Moccasin Making
Myrna Yellowbird

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

Quebec Room – Trauma & Transformation
Sarah Salter-Kelly

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

Regina Room – Rekindling of Self Love
Carollyne Robertson

Ridgewood Room – Finding balance between culture & education
Rick Lightning

Rosewood Room – Trauma
Adela Arcand

Saskatoon Room – Reflexology
Colleen Seed

Vernon Room - Self Esteem = Miyo Pimatisiwin (living a good life)
Darlene Auger

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

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Special Presentation
Wildrose Ballrooms 1,2,3 – Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson

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

Alberta Room – Healing our hurts head on
Candace Houle

Blatchford Room - 7 Natural Laws
Daniel Sakchekapo

Courtyard A – Qi Gong Distance Healing
Dr. Steven Aung

Courtyard B – Courageous Ceremonial: The Creation of Two Spirit Youth Rites of Passage
Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack, Emery Whiskeyjack, James Lamouche

Edmonton Room – Bath Salt Making
(limited to 30 participants)
Carrie Armstrong

Elmwood Room – Rekindling of Self Love
Carollyne Robertson

Lethbridge Room – Mini Moccasin Making
Myrna Yellowbird

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

Quebec Room – How to support families struggling with trauma and addictions
Kim Wilkinson

Red Deer Room – Empowering ourselves through self-care
Saige Arcand

Regina Room – Tension, Stress, Trauma Release
Diane Pooyak

Ridgewood Room – Bath Bomb / Bath Bar Making
Kiya Bruno

Rosewood Room – Loss & Grief
Adela Arcand

Saskatoon Room – Reflexology
Colleen Seed

Vernon Room - Healing our Nations through our Grandmother’s teachings
Nadia Houle

Comedy Night
7:00 p.m. MC: DerRick Starlight
Wildrose Ballrooms 1,2,3

Holly
Stephanie Harpe
Emery Burning grass III
Thunder Storm
Smudge Pan
Jaedyn’s Tributes
Finale – Moochoo Hot Chocolate

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibitors’ Booth’s open
The Locker Room

10:00 a.m. Closing Keynote Speaker:
Wildrose Ballrooms JR LaRose
1,2,3

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

Draws will be made for prizes