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Gathering Stories: Journey towards an Indigenous Strategy Dialogue with Community Program

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Gathering Stories:Journey towards an Indigenous StrategyDialogue with Community

Thank-you to our Reflective Listeners:Cora VoyageurProfessor, Faculty of Arts, Department of SociologyEvelyn Good StrikerChair, Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs CommitteePhil FontaineFormer National Chief, Assembly of First Nations;Honorable Recipient, Order of Canada, 2012Gregory Lowan-TrudeauAssistant Professor, Werklund School of Education

November 4, 2016Program AgendaMaster of Ceremonies: Brian Calliou8 a.m. Arrivals8:30 a.m. Welcome Brian Calliou Reg Crowshoe8:35 a.m. Opening Prayer and Dru Marshall / Jackie Ottmann “The Importance of Gathering Stories”  Shauneen Pete8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks Willie Littlechild9 a.m. Morning Keynote Address: Special Guests “100 Ways to Indigenous PS Education” Wilton Good Striker Dru Marshall9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break Jackie Sieppert Turning Robe Singers10 a.m. Table Conversations Session 1: “People”11 a.m. Table Conversations Session 2: “Programs”12 p.m. Lunchtime Keynote Address: “Finding the Path to Reconciliation in Post-Secondary Institutions” 1:15 p.m. Table Conversations Session 3: “Practice”2:15 p.m. Table Conversations Session 4: “Places and Spaces”3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break3:30 p.m. “Reflective Listener” Presentations 4 p.m. Grounding Remarks: “Understanding our Relationship to Indigenous Land” 4:15 p.m. Envisioning Indigenization: “Capturing Ideas”4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks 4:35 p.m. Round Dance

Dru MarshallProvost and Vice President,Co-Chair Indigenous Task ForceA Warm Welcome to EveryoneThe University of Calgary has recently embarked on a very important journey towardsthe creation of an Indigenous Strategy. In order to assist us with the development ofthis strategy, we are seeking input from a variety of stakeholders through a series ofcommunity dialogues entitled, ‘Gathering Stories: Journey towards an IndigenousStrategy’. We are honoured and excited to create a place for thoughts to be shared andstories to unfold. The stories you share with us today will help shape and guide us on ourjourney. Thank you for joining us. Dr. Dru Marshall is the Provost and Vice President (Academic) for the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the University of Calgary in 2011, she spent 30 years in a variety of leadership roles at the University of Alberta including as Deputy Provost. Dru is a highly regarded administrator in higher education in Canada. Dru is also one of Canada’s most respected experts in the field of exercise physiology where she focused her research program on obesity in children. Dru has been involved at the highest level of amateur sport as a coach, trainer and physiologist. She has received “Coach of the Year” distinctions from 3M Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada and several athletic associations. She has twice been recognized as one of the most influential women in sport in Canada by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).Gathering Stories: Journey towards an Indigenous Strategy

Jackie OttmannAssistant Professor, Co-Chair,Indigenous Task Force Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann has been ‘kindling conversations and weaving Indigenous perspectives into education’ ever since she was a teacher candidate at the University of Calgary. Now as Director of Indigenous Education Initiatives at the Werklund School of Education, an associate professor, international researcher, advocate, and change-maker, Jackie is helping to transform practices in education, leadership and policy. Jackie is driven to create schools and communities that are inclusive of, and draw wisdom and strength from, Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Dialogue with Communities

Reg CrowshoeCultural and Spiritual Leader, PiikuniFirst Nation, Member of theUniversity of Calgary SenateOpening Prayer Dr. Reg Crowshoe is a newly appointed member of the University of Calgary Senate, and a prominent cultural and spiritual leader from Piikuni First Nation in Southern Alberta, where he formerly served as chief. He is widely recognized for his dedication to Piikuni artifacts, traditions, language, culture, and history. Dr. Crowshoe has had a long-standing relationship with the University of Calgary, and has generously offered cultural advice, ceremonial leadership, and traditional knowledge to students, staff, and faculty for many years. He received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Calgary in 2001 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the preservation of traditional knowledge and cultural practices of the Piikuni people. Dr. Crowshoe has also taught First Nations’ Perspectives on Holistic Science for the Indigenous Studies program at the University of Calgary, and authored “Akak’stiman, A Blackfoot Framework for Decision- Making and Mediation Processes”, a book published by University of Calgary Press in 2002.Gathering Stories: Journey towards an Indigenous Strategy

Brian CalliouMaster of Ceremonies Brian is the Director for The Banff Centre’s Indigenous Leadership and Management program area, which designs and delivers leadership development and organizational development programs and applied research for Indigenous leaders. Brian is Cree and a member of the Sucker Creek First Nation in the Treaty 8 area of northern Alberta. He is married and has two children as well as two grandsons and one granddaughter. In August, 2009 Brian received a Blackfoot name, Apahto’kii, which means pine, as in pine tree, for his community work. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from the University of Alberta. He has taught as a sessional instructor and has published works in various academic journals and in book chapters. Brian’s research interests include Aboriginal leadership, self- government, economic development, and treaty rights. He practiced law for eight years before taking on his current role. Brian has volunteered on a number of Boards over the years, such as the Indigenous Bar Association, and also served as Chair of both the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and the Boyle Street Coop in Edmonton. Brian recently served on the Glenbow Museum Board in Calgary. Dialogue with Communities

Shauneen PeteMorning Keynote Dr. Shauneen Pete is from Little Pine First Nations, SK. She is an associate professor at the University of Regina, Faculty of Education. She has served as both the Interim President and the Vice-President (Academic) at First Nations University of Canada. Her research areas include: Decolonizing and Indigenizing faculty work; Elder/youth engagement and Anti- oppressive education.Gathering Stories: Journey towards an Indigenous Strategy

Wilton Good StrikerCultural and Spiritual Leader,Kainai First NationGrounding Remarks Wilton Good Striker is a well-known, highly regarded traditional and cultural leader from Kainai First Nation. Wilton worked for many years in the field of corrections, and served on numerous boards, committees, and judicial processes involving Indigenous people and the justice system, including the Correctional Services of Canada Aboriginal Advisory Committee. As a renowned traditional knowledge keeper and cultural leader, Wilton is dedicated to the preservation of traditional practices, spiritual beliefs, and the Kainai way of life. Dialogue with Communities

Dr. Wilton Littlechild, IPCTruth and Reconciliation CommissionerLunchtime Keynote Dr. Wilton Littlechild is a member of the Ermineskin Cree Nation. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physical Education from University of Alberta and then went on to become the first Treaty First Nations person to complete a law degree from the University of Alberta. He was one of the founders of the North American Indigenous Games, and has been inducted into seven sports halls of fame. Dr. Littlechild served as a Member of Parliament from 1988 to 1993 for the riding of Wetaskiwin-Rimbey and was a parliamentary delegate to the United Nations. He represented North America for two consecutive, three-year terms as the North American representative to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and served as an expert member to the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, providing advice to the UN Human Rights Council. He was also appointed as Honorary Chief for the Maskwacis Cree Nations, and was selected as the International Chief for Treaty 6 by the Chiefs of the Confederacies of Treaty 7 and 8. In 2007, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta for outstanding achievements, including leadership in human rights, contributions to the world of sports and representation of Indigenous Peoples in the international community. Following that honour, he was bestowed with the Alberta Order of Excellence in recognition of his extraordinary contributions and accomplishments in all aspects of his career. A survivor of residential schools himself, he is currently one of three Commissioners with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.Gathering Stories: Journey towards an Indigenous Strategy

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