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River Cree Resort and Casino

300 E Lapotac Boulevard

Edmonton, AB T7X 3Y3

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Think Indigenous Presents:

“Land Based & Indigenous Language Revitalization” Pre-Conference

Pre-Conference Host - Patricia St. Denis, Superintendent of Education, Meadow Lake Tribal Council.

8:30AM - 9:00AM - Registration & Opening Remarks

9:15AM - 10:45AM - Opening Keynote - Julia Ouellette, Makwa Sageihican First Nation, Treaty Six Territory.

LOOKING BACK, LANGUAGE REVITLIZATION THROUGH THE EYES OF MY GRANDMOTHER

Julia Ouellette, a Cree/Metis raised woman from the Makwa Sagaiehican First Nation has been a language warrior for her entire life. Realizing that western based systems of langiage learning was not creating an enviroment of success, Julia changed her methodology and re-focused in energy on teaching the Cree language. This keynote will explore her journey and share her perspectives on language revitlization.

11:00AM - 12:00PM - Workshop Session 1

Dr. Kevin Lewis, University of Saskatchewan

wâsakâyâsiw is from Ministikwan Lake Cree Nation, SK and is the lead for the Certificate in Indigenous Languages at the University of Sasaktchewan. His passion lies within: Indigenous Knowledge systems, Second Language Acquisition Methodologies, Cree Roles in traditional parenting practices, and is an active oskâpêwis whenever called upon. Mr. Kevin Lewis has worked with language teaching programs for University of Alberta, University of Nuhelot’ine Thaiyots’I nistamêyimâkanak Blue Quills, University College of the North, First Nations University of Canada and University of Saskatchewan.

12:00PM - 1:00PM - Lunch

1:00PM - 2:00PM - Workshop Session 2

Mylan Tootoosis, Poundmaker Indian Reserve, Treaty Six Territory

Mylan Tootoosis is Nêhiyawpwat (Plains Cree-Nakota) from Poundmaker Indian Reserve located within Treaty Six Territory. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his Masters of Arts in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in 2013 and obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Indigenous Liberal Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work concentrates on the Political Ecology of Contemporary Indigenous Prairie Livelihood and Decolonization.

2:00PM - 2:15PM - Break

2:15PM - 4:30PM - Workshop Session 3

The final session of the day will highlight a variey of practicing Land Based & Indigenous Language programs currently running throughtout various communities/schools. This will be an opportunity to netowrk and discuss challenges and successes associated with Indigenous land based and Indigenous language reviitalization Practices.

4:30PM - Closing Comments & Door Prizes

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