We will be following Alberta Health Guidelines and require all delegates to be vaccinated to keep everyone safe. This precaution is being taken to ensure that there are no risks involved for delegates.

* TENTATIVE 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

6:00 p.m. TBA
Courtyard A

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, Hot Chocolate (Grey Eagle Cardinal)

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 – 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 – Chakra & Energy Healing
Barbara Dumigan-Jackson

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

Saskatoon Room – Reflexology
Colleen Seed

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 – Dr. Allen Benson
Invocation
Song – Marilyn Lee

7:00 p.m. Introduction of Head Table Guests:
Welcome Address
Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation/ Councilor Eddy Makokis, Saddle Lake Cree Nation
Chief Tony Alexis, Yellowhead Tribal Council/ Councilor Raymond Powder, Fort McKay First Nation
Minister Rick Wilson, Alberta Indigenous Relations
Minister Marc Miller, Indigenous Relations Canada
Rhonda LaBoucane, First Nations & Inuit Health
Austen Kneller, TC Energy/ Sherise Thompson, ATCO Energy
John Darr, Seven Lakes/ James Blackman, Primco Dene
Sgt. Brent Sawatzky, St.Paul RCMP Detachment

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

8:00 p.m. Introduction of Keynote: TBA
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 – Personal Development
Candace Houle

Blatchford Room – 7 Natural Laws
Daniel Sakchekapo

Courtyard A - TCM and Integrated Medical Diagnosis and Therapeutics
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 – Trauma & Transformation
Sarah Salter-Kelly

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

Quebec Room – Living your best life
Gloria Makokis

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

Regina Room – Rekindling of Self Love
Carollyne Robertson

Ridgewood Room – The Gift of Song
Leo & Priscilla McGilvery

Rosewood Room – Trauma
Adela Arcand

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

Saskatoon Room – Reflexology
Colleen Seed

Vernon Room - Totamaso Helping Yourself)
Patrick Buffalo

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 – Personal Development
Candace Houle

Blatchford Room - 7 Natural Laws
Daniel Sakchekapo

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

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

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

Elmwood Room – Finding balance between culture and education
Rick Lightning

Lethbridge Room – Tension, Stress, Trauma Release
Diane Pooyak

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 – Rekindling of Self Love
Carollyne Robertson

Ridgewood Room – Healing our Nations through our Grandmother’s teachings
Nadia Houle

Rosewood Room – Loss & Grief
Adela Arcand

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

Saskatoon Room – Reflexology
Colleen Seed

Vernon Room - Bath Bomb / Bath Bar Making
Kiya Bruno

Comedy Night
7:00 p.m. MC: George Tuccaro
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.

Giveaway & Round dance