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10th Annual Elders & Traditional Teachers Gathering to take place in November
Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:24 AM
 
he 10th Annual Elders and Traditional Teachers Gathering will take place on November November 25 to 26 at the Univeristy of Manitoba. The annual two-day event includes includes teaching panels, meals and a silent auction. Teaching panels are given by Elders and traditional teachers from First Nations communities in Manitoba, Canada and beyond.

The purpose of the gathering is to promote, validate and pass on traditional knowledge and traditional elders and teacher’s knowledge, as well as to promote cultural awareness and ensure that racism and racial stereotyping are addressed in positive, inclusive, and creative ways at the U of M. The gathering also helps to ensure that the university develops an academic and social environment that is culturally relevant for Aboriginal students, as well as accessible to all staff and students on campus.

The program is open to the public including students, staff or faculty from the University of Manitoba and other institutions. It is designed to provide cultural awareness training to any individuals who have such a need or desire, and cultural support for those who are looking for meaningful cultural events in an urban context.

This year’s invited speakers are David Courchene Jr. and Colby Tootoosis, a well-known youth speaker.

The Elders Gathering board plans and organizes the event with the help of the Aboriginal Student Association, the community and staff and student volunteers.

All events held in Migizii Agamik, 45 Curry Place on Fort Garry Campus.

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