Taking Care Of Our Land Symposium (May 6th-9th)

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    Algoma U Dept. of Geography & Geology
    When:
    May 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    2019-05-06T09:00:00-04:00
    2019-05-06T13:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel & Conference Centre
    208 St Mary's River Dr
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5V4
    Canada
    Cost:
    Entertainment ONLY Tickets are $20

    ‘Taking Care Of Our Land Symposium’
    (gdo akiiminaan ganawendanaan)

    ~ Hosted by the Algoma University Anishinaabe Initiatives Division and the Department of Geography and Geology ~

     Theme: Climate Change and the Four Elements

    The symposium creates opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics, practitioners, community members, students, as well as traditional knowledge keepers to engage in dialogue about land-related issues. It aspires to foster a supportive learning community inclusive of all participants.

    It aspires to foster a supportive learning community inclusive of all participants. New this year, we are inviting communities to reserve a booth to showcase their land projects. Public and private organizations and craft vendors can also reserve a display table at the Symposium.

    Schedule of Events

    May 6th, 2019
    Location: David Thompson Suite

    9:00am – 4:00pm – Pre-Conference Workshop
    James Roach from NALMA
    Topic: Climate Change and Land Use Planning

    May 7th, 2019
    Location: Algoma Ballroom

    7:00am – Sunrise Ceremony with Elder Mike Hodgson Officiating

    8:00am – Continental Breakfast

    9:00am – Opening Ceremony – Master of Ceremonies: Quinn Meawasige
    Officials, elders, and community members will kick-off the Symposium.

    9:30am – Keynote Speaker – Dr. Kyle Whyte a Professor from Michigan State University,  Topic: Unsettling Urgency with Traditional Knowledge: Indigenous Time, Land & Climate Justice

    10:45am – 3:30pm – Learning Circle, Panel discussions and workshop sessions

    3:45pm – 6:00pm – Algoma University Visit ~ Bus to and from Algoma University back to the Delta Hotel. Presentation, Reception and Optional Tours at Algoma University 4:00-6:00pm

    May 8th, 2019
    Location: Algoma Ballroom

    7:00am – Sunrise Ceremony with Elder Mike Hodgson Officiating

    8:00am – Continental Breakfast

    9:00am – Keynote Speaker – Eriel Deranger, Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action, addressing the topic of climate change.

    10:00am – 4:30pm – Panel discussions and workshop sessions

    6:00pm – 9:30pm – Symposium Banquet – Master of Ceremonies: Joel Syrette
    Presentations: Barbara Day and Danielle Moore on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
    Entertainment: MASON DIXON LINE specializing in Traditional Country Music and early Rock & Roll. Entertainment ONLY Tickets are $20, Purchase Here or at the door the night of the event

    May 9th, 2019
    Location: Algoma Ballroom

    9:00am – Keynote Speaker – Dr. Hayden King, Executive Director of the Yellowhead Institute at Ryerson University will unveil an early overview of Yellowhead’s first “Red Paper”.

    10:00am – 11:45am – Panel discussions and workshop sessions

    11:45am – 12:15pm – Closing Ceremonies

    12:15pm – 4:30pm – Optional Post-Conference Tour: Batchewana First Nation
    Busing to and from tour location back to the Delta Hotel

    ADDED BONUS – Conference attendees have an opportunity to:

    ♦ Take a “Big Canoe Ride” on the St. Marys River
    ♦ Tour Algoma University
    ♦ Visit Batchewana First Nation territories

    Registration Closes on April 30th

    Symposium sponsors include NALMA, Algoma University and its Dept. of Geography & Geology, City of Sault Ste. Marie, and Huron Central Railway.

    For FULL Symposium Program and Schedule please CLICK HERE

    For more information visit Algoma University webpage or contact The Delta Waterfront Hotel at (705) 949-0611

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