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awāsis conference 2006 - The Gift of Language and Culture Website
AWĀSIS CONFERENCE 2006
April 26, 27, 28
Saskatoon Inn & Travelodge
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
KAKĪSKIMITOTĀN
(Let Us Learn From One Another)
AWĀSIS CONFERENCE 2006
April 26, 27, 28
Saskatoon Inn & Travelodge
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2006
ALL DAY REGISTRATION
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fashion Show 7:00 p.m. – Ballroom B – Saskatoon Inn
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2006
WELCOMING ADDRESS:
Representative, Joe Duquette High School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Dr. Dale Auger, Author and Educator, Alberta Cree Nation
“Accessing Traditional Knowledge”
Thursday 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Thursday Lunch & AGM
Everyone is Invited!
THURSDAY EVENING BANQUET & SOCIAL
Doors open – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner – 6:30p.m.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Don Burnstick
ENTERTAINMENT: DerRic Starlight, Winston Wuttunee & Ray St. Germain
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2006
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Cecelia Fire Thunder, President of Oglala Sioux Tribe, South Dakota
“Journey to Wellness and Balance”
Friday 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Friday Luncheon 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Saskatoon Inn: Cultural Entertainment
Youth Entertainment 2:30 p.m.
Travelodge: Concert featuring “War Party”
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Guest Speaker Profiles
Thursday Welcoming Address
Joe Duquette High School is the hosting institution for Awāsis Conference 2006. A representative from the school will
welcome the conference delegates.
Thursday Keynote
Dr. Dale Auger is a Sakaw Cree from the Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta. He
is a highly talented public speaker, educator and visual artist, whose vividly coloured and highly
provocative paintings have captured the attention and imagination of many audiences across
Canada and throughout the world. Utilizing stories, songs and drumming, Dr. Auger takes all
audiences - be they Artists, Students or Scholars - on a creative journey where both Traditional
and Western methods of education are used to Create, Inspire and Transfer Knowledge. Full of
humour, insight and personal experiences, his workshop sessions are certain to entertain,
educate and enlighten all who attend. Heritage House Publishing will publish his first book,
Mwakwa - Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children, illustrated and written in English and
Cree by Dale, in 2006. Dale studied education at the University of Calgary and graduated with
a doctoral degree in 2000. Dale currently lives near Bragg Creek, Alberta.
Friday Keynote
Cecelia Fire Thunder (Oglala Sioux) South Dakota-born, she is the first elected female
president of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She is a licensed nurse, widely known as an advocate for
wellness and women issues, and for her unique way of reaching the hearts of communities and
people. Cecelia has co-written several healing and wellness curricula including the Gathering of
Native Americans (GONA) for SCAP. She has presented at over 50 national conferences in the USA
and Canada. Cecelia is presently the Board President for KILI Radio and hosts the community
healing programs. Cecelia’s humour, tears, hugs, hope, encouragement, and care have helped
others begin their journey to wellness and balance.
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AWĀSIS 2006
Thursday Evening Entertainment
Master of Ceremonies: Don Burnstick is a Cree from the Alexander First
Nation located outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Don has been involved within the
healing/personal wellness movement for the past 17 years and has utilized humour and
performance to provide a holistic approach to healing. His message speaks to a proud heritage,
the importance of healing through humour and his continuing desire to leave a better world for
our future generations. In addition to his healing work, Don has established himself as one of
Canada’s best comedians of all times. His highly acclaimed comedy show “You Might be a
Redskin – Healing Through Native Humour”, is a comedic performance, that humorously
portrays First Nations people, their habits, likes and dislikes.
DerRic Starlight
is a 26 year old from The Tsuu T’ina Nation west of Calgary,
Alberta. DerRic has built a name for himself by using Comedy, Original Puppet Creations,
Characters, Voices, and Pro Wrestling Business experience. He has created his own brand
of Aboriginal Puppet Characters and can do over 275 different voices. He has traveled with
his puppets across Canada, United States, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti and Japan. DerRic
provides “motivational” workshops for all ages about his experience in the entertainment
business, as well as Drug and Alcohol Free, and Positive Lifestyles. DerRic’s Comedy
Puppet Show and Stand-Up Comedy routines are hilarious and universal in theme, geared
for people of all ages, children and adults alike.
Ray St. Germain is a proud Métis who started show business at the young age of
14, entertaining people at talent shows and singing wherever they would let him. When he
was 16 he was asked to join a traveling radio show western band. At 18, Ray won a Cross
Canada CBC Television Talent contest called “Talent Caravan”. In 1978 Ray wrote,
produced and hosted a series of television shows for Global Television, which won the
Can-Pro Gold Award for “Best New Variety Show.” The series was renewed every year up
to 1990 and it was syndicated nationally. He has enjoyed touring Canada and the world
especially when “The Ray St. Germain Show” was asked to entertain the troops overseas.
Traveling to Germany, Israel and Cyprus, Ray continues to perform live shows at Casinos,
Fairs and Exhibitions.
Winston Wuttunee is one of Canada’s first and finest Aboriginal entertainers.
He
is a Cree from the Eagle Hills of Saskatchewan who is now based in Alberta. Entertainer,
workshop facilitator, chairperson, master of ceremonies, singer, songwriter, musician, music
teacher, actor and comedian, Winston has been twice recognized as the Most Valuable
Contributor to Aboriginal Art from the Blue Lantern Awards. He was honored with the
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards 2003 Lifetime Contribution to Aboriginal Music award.
Over the last 30 years, Winston Wuttunee (Eagle Tail Feather) has performed extensively in
Canada, the USA, the Middle East and Europe. After receiving his Bachelor of Music
degree, Winston taught “Native Music” at Brandon University from 1978-79. In 2004, he
developed a “First Nations” music course using the “Orf” method for classroom/band
instruction. Winston Wuttunee has ten recordings to his credit.
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Friday Afternoon Youth Entertainment
War Party
Inspired by the revolutionary forces of rap and driven by the untold injustice inflicted on the American Indian, the music and
message of Hobbema’s War Party tells a remarkable and heroic story of hip-hop, courage, honesty and determination.
Easily one of the most important rap groups of their time, War Party focuses on the trials and tribulations of coming from a socially,
politically, and economically deprived environment such as the First Nation’s reserves of North America. Staying true to the keep it
real code of hip-hop War Party sends a uniquely positive vibe of hope, change and empowerment. Making music to make a
difference War Party is exceptionally constructive with the art form educating youth on issues such as substance abuse, suicide and
positive activism.
With a strong reputation for ground breaking accomplishments, War Party has gained national recognition for their music from Much
Music Canada (RAP CITY), The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the Aboriginal People’s Television Network
(APTN).
War Party recorded their first album titled “The Reign” in 1999 independently releasing the debut CD late 2000 and winning the
2001 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Rap or Hip-hop Album. Shooting their first music video titled “Feeling Reserved” in
September 2001 War Party became the first native rappers to appear on Much Music Rap City, Going Coastal and The Down Low
(Da Mix). The Feeling Reserved video also went on to win the 2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Music Video.
War Party also released an independent EP titled “Exclusive Rez Cuts” winning the 2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best
Rap or Hip-hop Album. War Party’s 2nd full length independent release titled The Greatest Natives from the North went on to
receive nominations for the 2003 Native American Music Awards and the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.
NOTE:
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See youth sessions and registration information beginning on page 23 of this package.
2002 Airport Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 6M4
A block of rooms are currently reserved at the Saskatoon Inn
at the rate of $92 double or single occupancy. To book a room,
please call no later than March 26st, 2006 and make reference
to the Awāsis 2006 Conference at the reservations desk.
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Indoor Pool/Whirlpool
Botanica Restaurant/Lounge
Room Service, Free Parking & Security
Tel: (306) 242-1440
Toll Free: 1-800-667-8789
106 Circle Drive West
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 4L6
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268 Guest Rooms and Suites
Water slide/Pool Complex
The Garden Terrace Restaurant
Bar and Lounge
Room Service, Parking and Security
Tel: (306) 242-8881
Toll Free: 1-888-278-4209
A block of rooms are currently reserved at the Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel at a rate of $99 for double or single
occupancy. To book a room, please call by March 28, 2006 and make reference to the AWĀSIS Conference 2006.
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THURSDAY – 75 Minute (10:15 – 11:30)
#100
The Journey of Recovery and Healing
Fred Nulamaloak
Saskatoon Inn
It is important that children have healthy adults in their lives. In this
session, Mr. Nulamaloak will share strategies for building community
supports which can help people access and maintain their recovery
and healing in spite of the challenges which characteristically arise.
The role of Elders as one community support will be included.
#106
This presentation is for persons interested in learning more about
suicide and what can be done to help those at risk. Basic information
will be provided about signs of suicide risk along with initial helping
steps.
#107
#102
The Significance and Teachings of the Tipi
Mary Lee
Saskatoon Inn
Participants will learn the concepts and teachings of the tipi.
Participants will also “help” with the set up of a tipi.
#103
Attitudes Towards Education
Winston Wuttunee
Saskatoon Inn
Many students are able to obtain jobs, while still in high school, and
they begin to think that is all they need and quite often will abandon
their education. Time progresses and these students begin to realize
that their skills are limited and their jobs are taking them nowhere.
The problem that many have, is that they are conditioned to accept
the unacceptable after years of doing or believing the same thing.
How do we change those types of attitudes? This session will
discuss ways of helping students to change their attitudes about
education.
#104
Aboriginal HIV/AIDS: Ways of Knowing
Margaret Akan and Ron Horsefall
Travelodge
All Nations Hope AIDS Network (ANHAN) will share current
Aboriginal information, statistics and facts on HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis
C. This involves a series of fact sheets, exercises and a power point
presentation. An important part of the presentation is an inspirational
speaker who is living with HIV/AIDS. Focused more on applying the
knowledge of Aboriginal traditional and cultural ways of healing while
incorporating the Western and alternative therapies.
#105
Healing Diabetes Naturally
Paulette Millis
Travelodge
You have a choice! Your quality of life depends on food and lifestyle
changes! What IS the IDEAL diet for a diabetic or a hypoglycaemic
person (low blood sugar)! This presentation focuses on quality and
quantity of foods needed to maintain sugar balance, improve weight
loss, and stabilize emotions. Learn about easy to use substitutions
for refined and processed foods, and helpful natural supplements.
Suicide TALK
Linda Cairns
Saskatoon Inn
Community Based Education Initiative: Bridging
Science Based Learning and Ancient Wisdom
Roy Sondershausen and Tim Hopkins
Saskatoon Inn
Roy and Tim have been actively working on a project that will create
greater affirmation of Indigenous knowledge into the science
classroom. Until recently much of the science education that has
occurred in Saskatchewan classrooms has been devoid of
Indigenous knowledge and its importance to the people of our
province. In the scope of this project, they would like to create a
new grade 9 science course that will blend Indigenous knowledge
and Western science. They will review the development of the
project and allow participants to be among the first to see and
comment on the units developed for this course.
#108
Traditional Handgames
Ben and Sylvia Weenie
Travelodge
Traditional handgames are social cultural activities that include
teachings and singing of the Plains Cree. They are games of
laughter and healing which sharpen observation skills of human
behaviour. Traditional games are highly recommended for classroom
use to enhance co-operative learning. They are exciting hands-on
interactive activities that incorporate fun with traditional song in
observation skill building and leadership training.
#109
Weaving Words & Willows
Billy Joe Laboucan
Travelodge
In a workshop format, you will learn how to observe Indigenous
protocols on storytelling and to seek Elders; advice for using Legends
“Ātayohkewina” and Stories “Ācimowina” in your classrooms. This
workshop will inspire you to use an Indigenous pedagogy in the oral
tradition in combination with re-telling, writing as well as other formats
that can be adapted for students’ learning styles. Furthermore, you
will learn the various genres of Indigenous storytelling from legends
or sacred stories to stories in humour, miraculous and historical
content. There are suggestions on how to access the storytellers in
your areas and some ideas on how to start a Storyteller Circle.
Culture
Spirituality
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Wellness
Education
THURSDAY – 75 Minute (10:15 – 11:30), Continued…
#110
Stories from the Barrenlands:
Footsteps of the Ancients
Lynda Holland
Travelodge
Following in the
The Dene Sųłiné of Saskatchewan’s far north possess an
encyclopaedic knowledge of the barrens. They maintain their
relationship to the land, to the animals, and to spirits of their
ancestors. This presentation will show slides and photographs of
places of significance to the Dene Sųłiné, maps drawn by Dene and
Inuit indicating their vast geographic knowledge, and traditional
camps on the barrens. Stories will be shared about the places visited
– both legends and history – and “family stories” as told by the elders
born on the barrenlands. Lynda will also talk about research sources
and techniques for finding information about other First Nations
people as well.
#111
“See Your Choices, Choose Your Path” Aboriginal
Career Development Kit
Angela Miller
Saskatoon Inn
This presentation will provide an overview of the Aboriginal career
development kit, “See Your Choices, Choose Your Path”. The kit
contains multimedia materials to inform Aboriginal youth about
employment opportunities in Saskatchewan, career planning,
entrepreneurship, education and training programs and institutions,
and Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis role models.
#112
Métis Story Telling & Music
Maria Campbell, John and Vicki Arcand
Saskatoon Inn
The Métis oral tradition of storytelling is creatively mixed with the
traditional music of the Métis people. Maria reads from her published
collection “Stories of the Road Allowance People” to background
music by the Master of the Métis Fiddle John and his wife Vicki.
Questions are fielded from the audience and often much interaction
takes place. This presentation is a wonderful cultural and traditional
blend of two art forms that always leaves the audience wanting more!
#113
Teaching Spirituality to Youth and Adults
Luana Mangold
Saskatoon Inn
We will explore the individual concepts of spirituality and experience
in this interactive workshop session. We will understand the desire to
know our Creator. We will learn how to develop a daily plan to foster
the spiritual side of life through rituals to enrich our spirit so that we
feel safe and supported. We will recognize our part in the whole of
creation and understand the benefits of continued growth by
protecting and not losing our spiritual self, as we take on our special
roles in life.
#114
Teaching Strategies for FASD/Behaviour Students
Stacy Burns, Lance Byhette and Justin Galloway
Travelodge
This presentation will be an overview of the Prince Albert Grand
Council Child Care and Education Centre. The main focus will be
from the academic and school setting at Angus Mirasty School. The
school program, as it pertains to a Therapeutic, Behaviour
Modification Program meeting the students’ needs, will be discussed.
They will share some of the strategies, suggestions, materials and
ideas they utilize within the child care centre and school. Audiences
will take away with them some practical ideas they can incorporate
into their own school setting.
#115
Intergenerational Language Transmission at the CILLDI
Cree Immersion Day Camp
Heather Blair, Donna Paskemin and Ferlin McGilvery
Travelodge
Joshua Fishman (1990, 1991) argues that the only efforts to reverse
language loss worldwide are those where there was a conscious
effort to ensure that the language was being used between
generations of speakers. The authentic communication of parents
and grandparents to children is a crucial link to reinstituting the
languages with young speakers. With this in mind and in response to
CILLDI students’ questions as to how do we make Indigenous
language revitalization a reality, we decided to incorporate a Cree
language immersion day camp in 2003 for children at our Institute. In
this presentation we will report on the events of our Immersion
daycamp over three summers, discuss the components of the
program, and make recommendations as to how we see the
development and research here can benefit other Indigenous
language immersion programs.
#116
Elders’ Forum
Facilitator: Tyrone Tootoosis
Saskatoon Inn
This unique 75 minute public round table discussion will encourage
participants to ask a panel of four male Elders pertinent questions
regarding:
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Roles of the Elder in the school and community
Governing Laws and Protocol
Feasts and Important Ceremonies
Medicine and Herbs
Culture and Tradition
Important Issues
An Elders’ Lounge will be made available during
the conference for all participants.
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THURSDAY – 75 Minute (1:00 – 2:15)
#200
Elders: The Vital Role They Play
Fred Nulamaloak
Saskatoon Inn
Elders play a vital role in enriching cultural identity and guiding others
in their decision-making. They serve as community role models, as a
link to the past and intergenerational learning opportunities. Based
on his experience in both Inuit and First Nations communities, Mr.
Nulamaloak will discuss the role of Elders. He will suggest ways to
involve Elders in school and parenting programs.
#201
Representative Workforce
Wayne McKenzie
Saskatoon Inn
#204
Teaching with Winter Counts
Craig Howe
Saskatoon Inn
This interactive workshop includes a fast-paced PowerPoint
presentation that illustrates how winter counts were traditionally used
to organize, remember and recount the past in First Nations. It will
also include hands-on experience with creating a winter count and
advice for teachers looking to incorporate culturally based methods of
recording history and culture into their classrooms. The strategies
presented in this workshop encourage students to interact with
classmates, to construct meaning from current events, to represent
those events in words and images, and to enjoy the learning process.
#205
Student Leadership:
Future!
Lannie Donaldson
Travelodge
Building Foundations for the
Mr. McKenzie will explain the need to have an Aboriginal-specific and
focused approach for employment development and economic
development in Saskatchewan. The argument is that if our traditional
or status quo programs are not working, then we need a new
approach in doing business, in all sectors. The Representative
Workforce Strategy reminds us all that we have different roles to play
preparing our workplaces to integrate Aboriginal people
appropriately. Aboriginal people and organizations have a role to
play in ensuring that education is the priority, and to acquire the
necessary skills and abilities to compete in Saskatchewan and
Canada’s job market.
This fast paced seminar is about turning your students into leaders.
Everybody can attest to the fact that students who have clear goals
and can see the rewards in serving others do far better in their school
careers. How do we teach our students to become leaders in our
schools and communities? This session will give educator’s usable
ideas and concepts to begin a solid leadership program in their
school.
#202
#206
Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation: Aboriginal
Communications
Darrell Prokopie and Vernon Lewis
Travelodge
This session will discuss employment opportunities for Aboriginal
Broadcasting and the growth of Aboriginal languages and
employment opportunities for Aboriginal people within the industry.
#203
Achieving Potential: A Response to Early Leavers
Dr. Douglas Nelson
Travelodge
This workshop will provide an action-based response to the issue of
Aboriginal youth who drop out of school. Very small percentages of
Aboriginal people complete their studies and find a successful
position that is both rewarding and needed. As a result of the high
rates of non-completion, we began the process of creating a model of
intervention in these four phases: Phase 1 – aimed at retaining
grade 12, Phase 2 – designed to re-establish a connection for
Aboriginal students who have already dropped out, Phase 3 –
addresses the huge void created by the resistance of FNMI grade 9’s
to register and arrive at a high school program, Phase 4 – looks at
ensuring that the grade 6 students and their parents have the
information to successfully choose and register in an appropriate
junior high program.
Film, T.V. and Stage
Gordon Tootoosis
Saskatoon Inn
In this session, Gordon will discuss his artistic journey in film, T.V.
and stage industries. He will share with the participants his stories
about the business, as well as the trials and tribulations that come
with his work. This information will provide participants with some
focus and direction in helping potential students/individuals to seek
careers in the film industry.
AWĀSIS Special Subject Council
AGM & Luncheon
Your registration to the conference provides you with membership
to the Council. We invite all Awāsis members to attend this
meeting to discuss the renewal and future directions of the
Council. A meeting agenda will be available at registration.
When: Thursday, April 27, 2006
11:30 a.m. – Ballroom B – Saskatoon Inn
Author Richard Wagamese will read excerpts from his
published work during the luncheon.
Tickets for the luncheon will be available at the ticket
booth and are sold during the conference.
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THURSDAY – 75 Minute (2:45 – 4:00)
#300
The Youth Criminal Justice Act:
Educators or Youth
Deb McLachlan
Saskatoon Inn
An Overview for
When young people 12 through 17 years of age are in trouble with
the law, the Youth Criminal Justice Act applies to them. This
presentation will give an overview of the Act including information
about what happens when a youth is in trouble with the law as well
as the role that parents, schools and communities can play in
ensuring that youth receive meaningful consequences that will help
them to stay out of trouble in the future.
#301
Revitalizing Aboriginal Language with Music
Laura Burnouf and Margarite Allard
Travelodge
In this session, participants will be involved in a process that involves
a way of adapting and composing music, songs and chants to
facilitate language instruction in various levels. We will also show
how to incorporate music into daily activities. We will explore other
areas such as recording songs and voice. If you play an instrument,
bring it along!
#302
Indigenous Oral History in the Classroom
Dr. Winona Wheeler
Saskatoon Inn
Oral history can teach us much about the past that is often
overlooked or marginalized by professional historians.
This
workshop will describe the vast knowledge oral history offers, how
oral history can be used to enhance a wide range of classes, and
what kinds of issues teachers need to address in preparing oral
history curriculum and hands-on oral history projects for their
students. It will demonstrate that engaging students in oral history
projects provides an exciting and empowering learning experience.
#303
Aboriginal Literacy: Current Statistics and Strategies
Carole Vandale
Travelodge
The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) is a
questionnaire that was conducted in 2003. National and regional
statistical results were released in May and November 2005. These
statistics reveal some startling facts about how people are coping
with literacy challenges in their lives and communities. The
Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network Inc. (SALN) has been
mandated to disseminate the results of this study to communities and
groups dealing with literacy in Saskatchewan. This presentation
focuses on the statistics from Saskatchewan. Along with the IALSS
results, changes in the literacy sector will be discussed.
#304
Music for Healing and Transition
Luana Mangold, CMP (Certified Music Practitioner)
Saskatoon Inn
This workshop will recognize and explore the therapeutic holistic
enhancement of music by demonstrating how music can be a part of
a healing process and how it can be used to assist the dying. This
session will begin by distinguishing "healing" from "curing." It is
necessary to explain that the music practitioner serves with
responsible and musical principles in mind. We learn to respect and
approach this type of work in a caring manner. We learn to respect
the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals and to work
cooperatively with them. There will be much discussion and
demonstration of rhythm, harmony and use of different types of
instruments such as flute, bowls, drums and sticks. There will be
discussion of current research in the application of therapeutic music.
An understanding of the need for training and certification of music
practitioners will be explained. The experience and observations of
participants will be called upon in a fun way.
#305
T.A.C.T. (Teens and Conflict Together)
Suzanne Petryshyn
Travelodge
This workshop provides participants with the self-awareness and the
communication skills needed to empower them to use a problem
solving process when faced with conflict. Fun, educational games
and exercises reinforce learning by providing a safe environment for
the participants to explore conflict. As well, it will provide participants
with the awareness of their own conflict management and
communication styles and promote change with the skills needed to
enable change.
#306
Indigenous Mathematics
Dr. Lee Wilson
Saskatoon Inn
Mathematics is abundantly prevalent in the natural and modern
world. Indeed, mathematics is an essential and important discipline,
as underlined by the sophisticated mathematical insight and
knowledge of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Our
advancement as a society at the frontiers of science and technology
are largely determined by our ability to exploit mathematical
concepts. The presentation will survey the presence and history of
mathematics in the lives of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas
and their contributions to this important area of the natural sciences.
If you are interested in volunteering for the upcoming AWĀSIS Conference, please phone
Ray Pritchard at (306) 343-0055 or email him at [email protected] for more information.
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THURSDAY – Half Day (1:00 – 4:00)
#400
The Métis Sash:
Techniques
Karon Shmon
Saskatoon Inn
Fingerweaving History and
The sash remains an enduring symbol of Métis pride and identity.
Originally, sashes were made entirely by hand with no equipment
except fingers and yarn. Today sashes are mostly machine woven
with few people having the time or technique to make them by hand.
Participants will learn the history of the sash and have the opportunity
to learn the fingerweaving technique used to make sashes in the
early days when Métis culture was at its emerging stages.
#401
Strategies for Working with Individuals with Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Across the
Lifespan
Holly Graham
Saskatoon Inn
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is the leading cause of mental
disability in North America. Approximately one in one hundred
people have this disability. Everyone will interact with an individual
who has FASD either in a personal or professional setting. This
session will briefly review: history, incidence, teratology (the changes
the fetus goes through when exposed to alcohol during pregnancy),
male and community role, with an emphasis on strategies.
Strategies to use across the lifespan from birth to adult will be
discussed.
#402
Why Am I So Tired? … and other factors contributing
to MY STRESS!
Faith Wood
Saskatoon Inn
How is it, that whenever we think of STRESS, we equate it to time (or
lack thereof)? After all, time is life’s greatest equalizer. We each
have exactly 24 hours in a day, so isn’t it really what we are doing
with our “time” that is the real issue? Researchers have estimated
that 80% of disease is stress related. Since we cannot avoid it, the
key to dealing with stress is in the relieving of it. Come prepared to
laugh and learn some key strategies for letting go of the stress in
your life!
#403
Yoga to Fuel Your Spirit
Nancy Steiger
Travelodge
Whether you’ve practiced yoga before or are a raw beginner, this
session will offer you the opportunity to connect with your breath –
perhaps introduce you to your breath! – and recharge your system.
You’ll leave the workshop session ready for “Monday morning with a
smile” and armed with some strategies to keep you that way
throughout the year! Participants are asked to come dressed in nonrestrictive, loose clothing (i.e., t-shirt and tights or sweat pants; jeans
and dresses or skirts are not a good idea). Handouts will be given to
guide you in practicing some postures at home.
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#404
Gang Awareness and Prevention
Dwayne Daniels and Russell Badger
Travelodge
This presentation will provide a brief overview of gangs in
Saskatchewan. Additionally, it will provide a snapshot of gang
activity in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina. Finally, the
presentation will provide signs of gang involvement and strategies on
how to deal with gang activity within schools and at home.
#405
Rebuilding the Spirit: Health Recovery for Aboriginal
People
Don Burnstick
Saskatoon Inn
Don utilizes the four Sacred Teachings of healing; Prayer, Sharing,
Crying and Laughter to bring about real balance in the recovery
process.
#406
Gift of Language and Culture
Edie Venne-Hyggen, Minnie McKenzie, Leda Corrigal and
Brian McDonald
Saskatoon Inn
The workshop will present a video of the project, power point
presentation, an overview of the website and a demonstration of
interactive language activities. Participants will be given knowledge
of how First Nations organizations and the Provincial Education
System created a partnership project to work towards on-going
development of curriculum resources for Aboriginal Language and
Culture curricula. Presenters will present curriculum guides and
supplementary resources available for Core Language and
Immersion teachers. An excellent opportunity for participants to gain
knowledge and skills on the various teaching methodologies and
strategies used to teach second language acquisition. There will also
be ideas shared on how to maintain and retain a first language.
#407
2006 Circle of Voices Crystal Meth Presentation
Donna Heimbecker, Curtis Peeteetuce and the
C.O.V. Cast
Travelodge
As part of a community-based healing and community awareness
initiative, the 2006 Circle of Voices program is dedicated to
addressing the issue of Crystal Meth. Documented incidence of
Crystal Meth addiction in Saskatchewan indicates that it is
accompanied by a rapid increase in crime and increased violence
both in the community and in the homes of users. A formerly safe
community can rapidly turn dangerous when hit with the Meth
epidemic. The value in presenting a dramatic portrayal based on the
real life experiences of the participants will help the target audience
observe, critically assess and ultimately develop behaviour of
abstinence towards crystal meth. We hope to make a positive impact
thereby creating awareness of the issue and reducing the incidence
to Crystal Meth usage and eventually its associated production.
THURSDAY – Half Day (1:00 – 4:00), continued…
#408
Let’s Keep Physical Activity Cool for Kids and Helping
Athletes Find Their Way
Tami Denomie (Saskatchewan’s In Motion) and Shannon
Duff (Saskatchewan’s Sport Match)
Travelodge
Saskatchewan In Motion encourages schools to look beyond the
traditional choices for physical activity throughout the school day and
create classrooms that move. Many opportunities exist where
physical activity can be incorporated and used as a tool to enhance
student learning and foster positive physical activity experiences for
every student. Participants will learn easy ways to increase physical
activity through an integrated school strategy. Saskatchewan Sport
Match will focus on youth ages 12-18 and help each student match to
sports in which he or she can succeed and enjoy based on their
athletic skills, fitness and natural abilities. By encouraging successful
participation in a sport, Sport Match will help improve students’ selfesteem and encourage them to remain physically active.
#409
“The grandfathers and the
grandmothers are in the
children; teach them well.”
The Positive Impact of Dance Education
Andrea Palmer
Travelodge
This workshop is an exploration of the positive impact of dance
education for children and adolescents as part of a physical
education program. Various forms of dance will be introduced,
including world rhythms and urban dance (hip hop and breakdance).
The spiritual, mental as well as physical benefits of dance will be
addressed. We will also take a close look at some of the challenges
that can be encountered when introducing a dance program to
students. A video presentation will be followed by discussion and a
sample dance workshop. Be prepared to move!!!
Conference delegates are invited to attend
a Fashion Show at the Saskatoon Inn,
which showcases the talents of
Aboriginal designers from Saskatchewan.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2006 in Ballroom B
FREE OF CHARGE!
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THURSDAY – Full Day (10:15 – 4:00)
#500
From the Oral Tradition to the Printed Page: Freeing
the Storyteller Within
Richard Wagamese and Debra Powell
Saskatoon Inn
This full day workshop will provide participants with skills to tell
spontaneous stories aloud. More than a creative writing workshop, it
will use traditional storytelling skills coupled with the facilitators’
successful writing formula to empower people to find their active
authentic voice. Using oral storytelling techniques and contemporary
speechcraft aspiring writers and communicators will learn to harness
their ideas, fire their imagination and be more confident public
speakers. Perfect for students, teachers and business professionals
alike, you will think clearer and more directly and create vibrant
stories, presentations, speeches and reports. Active and engaging,
participants must wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to have
fun!
#501
Exploring Health and Wellness
Lloyd Attig
Saskatoon Inn
This workshop can provide teachers and students with an avenue to
take better control of their lives. It can also provide one with renewed
balance, better ideas to improve both professional and personal
relationships and to learn and re-develop more effective
communication skills. Being out of Balance can be the cause of
unnecessary stress, anxiety, depression, physical ailments and
spiritual bankruptcy that can lead to overall ineffectiveness of an
individual. Participants of this workshop will learn a practical,
experiential, and traditional approach to wellness that can be easily
adapted for use for themselves and for their respective clientele.
Thursday Banquet and Social
Thursday Evening …
Doors Open:
6:00 p.m.
Dinner:
6:30 p.m.
Entertainment: 7:00 p.m.
With performances by:
Comedian: DerRic Starlight
&
Entertainers: Winston Wuttunee, Ray St. Germain,
And Special Guests
Come and share an evening full of fun and
entertainment!
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FRIDAY – 75 Minute (10:15 – 11:30)
#600
#605
The Tradition of the Hand Drum
Simon and Alma Kytwayhat
Saskatoon Inn
Participants attending this session will have the opportunity to hear
Simon explain how the drum is central in many facets of our
traditional beliefs. Those attending will be encouraged to sing four
hand drum songs.
#601
Miniature Drum Making
Sanford Strongarm
Saskatoon Inn
Here is your chance to look at and learn more about our newer
resources. Hundreds of books, videos, articles, brochures are
available for loan. Topics include but are not limited to: anger
management, balanced lifestyles, bullying, conflict resolution,
depression, eating disorders, grief, mental illness, peer mediation,
social skills, stress …
#606
Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s interpreter Sanford Strongarm will give
a hands-on demonstration on the art of miniature drum making. All
resources and materials will be supplied for conference participants.
#602
“From the Source:
A Creative Journey Using
Traditional and Western Methods of Education to
Create, Inspire and Transfer Knowledge”
Dr. Dale Auger
Saskatoon Inn
This workshop will address issues pertaining to the difficulties many
Native people face as they integrate into the Western world. Utilizing
traditional story-telling methods, Dr. Auger will relate tales covering
the journey of The Artist, The Student and The Scholar in the
Western world. Full of humour, insight and personal experiences,
this session is certain to entertain and enlighten all who attend.
Culture
Spirituality
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1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
Roles of the Elder in the school and community
Governing Laws and Protocol
Feasts and Important Ceremonies
Medicine and Herbs
Culture and Tradition
Important Issues
Beading and Moccasin Making
Aldina Laliberte
Saskatoon Inn
Teachers and conference participants will learn how to make a
simple pair of moccasins and how to begin the art of beadworking.
#604
Elders’ Forum
Facilitator: Tyrone Tootoosis
Saskatoon Inn
This unique 75 minute public round table discussion will encourage
participants to ask a panel of four female Elders pertinent questions
regarding:
Song and Dance
Sternley Kay
Saskatoon Inn
Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s interpreter and Champion Traditional
Dancer Sternley Kay will deliver this workshop. Participants will be
instructed in the performance of various First Nations songs and
accompanying traditional dance styles.
#603
Friends for Life Resource Centre: The best kept secret
in Saskatchewan!
Linda Cairns
Saskatoon Inn
Wellness
Education
REMINDER:
There will be FREE SHUTTLE BUS service for
ALL conference delegates for transportation
between the Saskatoon Inn and the
Travelodge on Thursday, April 27th and
Friday, April 28th.
FRIDAY – 75 Minute (1:00 – 2:15)
#700
Forget Failure … Why do Aboriginal Students
Succeed?
Darryl Bazylak
Saskatoon Inn
For too many years educators have focused on researching reasons
for Aboriginal student failure. Their examination has failed to bring
about effective change in schools. In my research, I asked students
not what caused past failure, but rather what factors contributed to
their success. Sharing circles, involving five female Aboriginal
students, revealed factors that assisted them in attaining their grade
12 diplomas. My presentation will discuss, in the framework of a
medicine wheel, the success factors as identified by the students and
relate them to my experiences as a teacher and administrator at an
urban Aboriginal high school.
#701
Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation: Aboriginal
Communications
Darrell Prokopie and Vernon Lewis
Travelodge
This session will discuss employment opportunities for Aboriginal
Broadcasting and the growth of Aboriginal languages and
employment opportunities for Aboriginal people within the industry.
#702
Teaching with Winter Counts
Craig Howe
Saskatoon Inn
This interactive workshop includes a fast-paced PowerPoint
presentation that illustrates how winter counts were traditionally used
to organize, remember and recount the past in First Nations. It will
also include hands-on experience with creating a winter count and
advice for teachers looking to incorporate culturally based methods of
recording history and culture into their classrooms. The strategies
presented in this workshop encourage students to interact with
classmates, to construct meaning from current events, to represent
those events in words and images, and to enjoy the learning process.
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Oops, the wheels fell off! How did that happen?
Lanni Donaldson
Travelodge
This particular session has been developed to offer teachers fresh
ideas based on twenty-five years of scientific research into the
process of reading and how reading skills are acquired in the brain.
Lanni truly believes that we must, “Learn from the past, in order to
teach for the future”. If you are an educator with an open mind, a
sense of humour and a burning desire to assist your students, then
this is a do not miss session. The session is filled with scientific
facts, stories and solutions that will assist teachers in their day-to-day
classrooms.
#705
Film, T.V. and Stage
Gordon Tootoosis
Saskatoon Inn
In this session, Gordon will discuss his artistic journey in film, T.V.
and stage industries. He will share with the participants his stories
about the business, as well as the trials and tribulations that come
with his work. This information will provide participants with some
focus and direction in helping potential students/individuals to seek
careers in the film industry.
Achieving Potential: A Response to Early Leavers
Dr. Douglas Nelson
Travelodge
This workshop will provide an action-based response to the issue of
Aboriginal youth who drop out of school. Very small percentages of
Aboriginal people complete their studies and find a successful
position that is both rewarding and needed. As a result of the high
rates of non-completion, we began the process of creating a model of
intervention in these four phases: Phase 1 – aimed at retaining
grade 12, Phase 2 – designed to re-establish a connection for
Aboriginal students who have already dropped out, Phase 3 –
addresses the huge void created by the resistance of FNMI grade 9’s
to register and arrive at a high school program, Phase 4 – looks at
ensuring that the grade 6 students and their parents have the
information to successfully choose and register in an appropriate
junior high program.
#703
#704
CULTURAL
ENTERTAINMENT
Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ballroom B – Saskatoon Inn
Friday’s Luncheon will present
traditional and cultural
performances!
►Tickets for the luncheon will be available
at the ticket booth and are sold during the
conference.
FRIDAY – 75 Minute (2:45 – 4:00)
#800
Exploring Traditional Aboriginal Justice Concepts in
Contemporary Canadian Society and Teaching Youth
about the Law in Their Lives
Deb McLachlan
Saskatoon inn
This presentation will introduce the teachers’ resources Currents,
Just Law and the Student Edition. It is a middle years and high
school resource and may also be useful to individuals who deal with
youth and their law-related problems. Currents looks at questions
such as how societies make laws, resolve conflicts and deal with
those who do not live up to society’s standard for behaviour. The
law-making process, conflict resolution, justice and rights are all
considered from both an Aboriginal and an Anglo-Canadian
perspective. Just Law is intended to assist teachers and students in
grade nine through twelve in various curriculum areas. The primary
goal of this resource is to provide teachers with assistance as they
encourage students to think about the basic concepts of the law, and
the application of those concepts and principles in their daily living.
Teachers sometimes hesitate to introduce law into their courses.
With this resource, the goal for students will be to learn about law,
how to access sources of information, how to ask thought provoking
questions, rather than learning the law.
#801
Revitalizing Aboriginal Language with Music
Laura Burnouf and Margarite Allard
Travelodge
In this session, participants will be involved in a process that involves
a way of adapting and composing music, songs and chants to
facilitate language instruction in various levels. We will also show
how to incorporate music into daily activities. We will explore other
areas such as recording songs and voice. If you play an instrument,
bring it along!
#802
Indigenous Knowledge and Science
Ted View and Delvin Kennedy
Saskatoon Inn
Ted and Delvin had a chance to team teach at Joe Duquette High
School, which primarily consists of First Nations students. While they
embarked on their teaching experience, they struggled to incorporate
science with First Nations cultural perspectives. Their presentation
will outline their experiences and struggles to make science relevant
to the students and how they attempted to incorporate Indigenous
knowledge and science. Through a variety of media, they will share
ideas, provide a collection of lesson plans and activities and offer
other teachers ways of incorporating Indigenous knowledge.
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#803
The “Back to Batoche” Interactive Website
David Morin
Travelodge
During this session, you will take a tour of a new Website, which aims
to teach about the Northwest Resistance of 1885 as well as
showcasing how Métis culture is being celebrated today at the Back
to Batoche festival. Developed by the Gabriel Dumont Institute
(GDI), this completely bilingual website utilizes Flash technology,
allowing users to choose from four different animated hosts to help
the users surf through hundreds of pictures, hours of video, over a
hundred pages of written text, and more! In addition, a number of
interactive games are featured as a fun way to teach and learn.
#804
That’s A Fact! Using Information Text with Grades 3-6
Jackie Bradley
Travelodge
The why and how of using informational text to increase
comprehension and writing will be explored in this session.
Participants will hear the research behind using informational text
and then be presented with strategies that can easily be incorporated
into a variety of subject areas. See how to use explicit instruction to
introduce and develop reading and writing strategies using
informational text.
#805
T.A.C.T. (Teens and Conflict Together)
Suzanne Petryshyn
Travelodge
This workshop provides participants with the self-awareness and the
communication skills needed to empower them to use a problem
solving process when faced with conflict. Fun, educational games
and exercises reinforce learning by providing a safe environment for
the participants to explore conflict. As well, it will provide participants
with the awareness of their own conflict management and
communication styles and promote change with the skills needed to
enable change.
#806
Indigenous Mathematics
Dr. Lee Wilson
Saskatoon Inn
Mathematics is abundantly prevalent in the natural and modern
world. Indeed, mathematics is an essential and important discipline,
as underlined by the sophisticated mathematical insight and
knowledge of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Our
advancement as a society at the frontiers of science and technology
are largely determined by our ability to exploit mathematical
concepts. The presentation will survey the presence and history of
mathematics in the lives of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas
and their contributions to this important area of the natural sciences.
FRIDAY – Half Day (1:00 – 4:00)
#900
Aboriginal Gangs: What’s it all about?
André Poilievre
Saskatoon Inn
The journey to becoming a member of an Aboriginal street gang
begins, for many, in early childhood. Poverty, racism, abandonment
and various forms of dysfunctions lead young people for what is for
them fulfilling acceptance, but in fact becomes an addictive, criminal
and controlled lifestyle. Modern society seems unable to reclaim
these alienated and troubled youth. The presentation, validating the
Medicine Wheel as a wholistic model, will include the history of youth
without a sense of belonging and the needs and process of a journey
of recovery and rehabilitation. Two recovering ex-street gang
members will share their criminal and incarceration experiences but
with a focus on their self-empowerment and motivation in achieving a
healthy transformation.
#901
#902
Gift of Language and Culture
Edie Venne-Hyggen, Minnie McKenzie, Leda Corrigal and
Brian McDonald
Saskatoon Inn
The workshop will present a video of the project, power point
presentation, an overview of the website and a demonstration of
interactive language activities. Participants will be given knowledge
of how First Nations organizations and the Provincial Education
System created a partnership project to work towards on-going
development of curriculum resources for Aboriginal Language and
Culture curricula. Presenters will present curriculum guides and
supplementary resources available for Core Language and
Immersion teachers. An excellent opportunity for participants to gain
knowledge and skills on the various teaching methodologies and
strategies used to teach second language acquisition. There will also
be ideas shared on how to maintain and retain a first language.
Yoga to Fuel your Spirit
Nancy Steiger
Travelodge
Whether you’ve practiced yoga before or are a raw beginner, this
session will offer you the opportunity to connect with your breath –
perhaps introduce you to your breath! – and recharge your system.
You’ll leave the workshop session ready for “Monday morning with a
smile” and armed with some strategies to keep you that way
throughout the year! Participants are asked to come dressed in nonrestrictive, loose clothing (i.e., t-shirt and tights or sweat pants; jeans
and dresses or skirts are not a good idea). Handouts will be given to
guide you in practicing some postures at home.
A huge THANK YOU to the hosting
institution and staff of the Joe Duquette
High School, for all the support you
have provided to the Awāsis committee
and conference.
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Thank you to all conference
delegates for your interest in
the Awāsis 2006 Conference.
We hope you will enjoy
yourself. We anticipate that
you will gain valuable
information and ideas to share
with your students and others
in your community. We look
forward to your participation at
our upcoming conference.
Ēkosi
►◄►◄
FRIDAY – Full Day (10:15 – 4:00)
#1000
From the Oral Tradition to the Printed Page: Freeing
the Storyteller Within
Richard Wagamese and Debra Powell
Saskatoon Inn
This full day workshop will provide participants with skills to tell
spontaneous stories aloud. More than a creative writing workshop, it
will use traditional storytelling skills coupled with the facilitators’
successful writing formula to empower people to find their active
authentic voice. Using oral storytelling techniques and contemporary
speechcraft aspiring writers and communicators will learn to harness
their ideas, fire their imagination and be more confident public
speakers. Perfect for students, teachers and business professionals
alike, you will think clearer and more directly and create vibrant
stories, presentations, speeches and reports. Active and engaging,
participants must wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to have
fun!
#1001
Exploring Health and Wellness
Lloyd Attig
Saskatoon Inn
This workshop can provide teachers and students with an avenue to
take better control of their lives. It can also provide one with renewed
balance, better ideas to improve both professional and personal
relationships and to learn and re-develop more effective
communication skills. Being out of Balance can be the cause of
unnecessary stress, anxiety, depression, physical ailments and
spiritual bankruptcy that can lead to overall ineffectiveness of an
individual. Participants of this workshop will learn a practical,
experiential, and traditional approach to wellness that can be easily
adapted for use for themselves and for their respective clientele.
#1002
Selecting Equitable Resources for your Classroom
Linda Blaser-Fiddler and Susan Beaudin
Saskatoon Inn
All are influenced by what they read and what they see. Few of us
receive training in detecting bias and stereotyping during our teacher
education, that is why it is so important that we can all become
critical evaluators of classroom materials. Classroom resources
need to reflect positive images of First Nation, Métis and Inuit people
for all perspective readers. The purpose of this workshop is to create
awareness and understanding of the potential bias in resources with
respect to First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples.
#1003
Bully-Victim-Bystander: Train the Trainer
Faith Wood
Saskatoon Inn
Escalating violence – is it real or imagined? When you consider
current statistics on bullying, teen suicide and the number of youth in
the justice system, it feels real. Bullying is something most children
encounter in one form or another and many carry the scars around
for a lifetime. All forms of bullying are abusive and all incidents
represent an opportunity to teach children how to get along, how to
be considerate people and how to integrate effectively into a
community or group. Seminar participants will develop the tools and
resources necessary for delivering the program in a classroom
setting.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY – Two-Day Session (10:15 – 4:00)
#2000
A Time For Significant Leadership
Larry Ahenakew, Ted Amendt and Lori Whiteman
Saskatoon Inn
This two-day session will provide participants with an overview of A Time for Significant Leadership, a program being field-tested by the
Aboriginal Education Unit of Saskatchewan Learning. This program focuses on four areas: Cultural Affirmation and School Climate, Shared
Decision-Making, Core Curriculum Actualization, and Life Long Learning.
As part of this session, participants will have opportunities to self-access their current practice, and to develop action plans to transform
practice. This workshop is designed with two goals for educators: To increase personal awareness of self-as-educator, and to provide a
practical tool to ensure that key components in effective practice are connected to an understanding of Aboriginal Education goals.
Saskatchewan Learning’s Aboriginal Education Unit has developed this professional development strategy to enhance and complement other
initiatives, which are components of a comprehensive professional development framework. Participants will each receive a “working draft” of
the newly developed program binder. We invite you to join us for two days of rich, inspiring dialogue, and to enjoy respectful interaction with
other individuals who are passionate about transforming their professional practice to increase achievement for all students!
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AWĀSIS CONFERENCE 2006
April 26, 27, 28
Saskatoon Inn & Travelodge
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
REGISTRATION FORM
Personal Information:
Last Name: _________________________________ First Name: ________________________________
Home Address: ________________________________________________________________________
City/Town: ________________________________________Province: ____________________________
Postal Code: ________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________________
(SELECT YOUR MOST USED EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE)
Work Information: (write in full form – do not abbreviate)
Organization/School & Region: ____________________________________________________________
Phone #: (
)__________________________ Fax #: (
 STF Member
 Band School
) ________________________________
 Government Organization
 _______________
Teacher Certificate Number: ______________________________________________________________
(Important: Required for STF Teaching Status Verification)
Early Registration Late Registration
(by April 6, 2006)
1 day $ 175.00
2 days $ 250.00
(after April 6, 2006)
1 day $ 250.00
2 days $ 325.00
*Elder (65+) & Post Secondary Student Rate
*Verification/ID may be requested.
1 day $ 85.00
2 days $ 100.00
Group Rates: 10 or more per group will receive 10% discount. *The post-secondary student rate does not include a banquet ticket.
Make cheques payable to Awāsis Conference 2006.
Enclosed is my registration payment for __________person/people attending:
# of
Names (those included with this payment):
(Please attach a separate list of names if there is not enough space)
Total Amount:
$__________________________________
*Please read the additional note regarding fees on page 2 of this registration form.
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REGISTRATION FORM – Page 2
Workshop Selection: (see attached sample)
Please fill out all the blanks. Be careful not to schedule two sessions at one time. If your 1st choice workshop is full,
your alternate choices 2nd or 3rd will be used. Print the session number from the program in the appropriate space.
Session Times
Options
1st Choice
2nd Choice
3rd Choice
Thursday 75 minutes 10:15 - 11:30a.m.
100 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Thursday 75 minutes 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
200 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Thursday 75 minutes 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
300 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Thursday (half day) 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
400 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Thursday (full day) 10:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
500 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Friday 75 minutes 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
600 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Friday 75 minutes 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
700 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Friday 75 minutes 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
800 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Friday (half day) 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
900 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Friday (full day) 10:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1000 Series
_____________
_____________
_____________
Thursday and Friday (two day session)
10:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2000 Series
____________
____________
____________
NOTE: An administration fee of $25.00 will be charged on all cancellations made by April 10, 2006. No refunds will be given after April 13,
2006. Personal cheques dated later than April 17, 2006 cannot be accepted due to bank clearing procedures. Other payment methods that will
be accepted on the conference site are certified cheque, money order or cash. Purchase orders are no longer accepted! Make cheques
payable to Awāsis 2006.
Unpaid registrations will not be entered for session selection without special arrangements. This puts your selections in jeopardy of sessions
being filled. If someone else in your group is responsible for your registration fee, that person must register first and pay the fees beforehand.
IF SENDING REGISTRATION BY EMAIL/FAX, DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL COPIES IN THE MAIL. CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT OF
REGISTRATION WILL BE EMAILED BACK ONCE PAID REGISTRATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED!
MAIL TO:
REGISTER VIA E-MAIL:
Awāsis Conference 2006
Box 21037
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9
Tel: (306) 249-9586
Fax: (306) 249-9585
Please request for the e-version
registration form and send it
back to us at [email protected]
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OR
AWĀSIS CONFERENCE 2006
April 26, 27, 28
Saskatoon Inn & Travelodge
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
REGISTRATION FORM
Personal Information:
Last Name: _____Smith__________________ First Name: _____John __________________________
Home Address: _3232 Avenue X South_____________________________________________________
City/Town: ___Saskatoon_____________________________Province: ____SK____________________
Postal Code: __XYZ 123______ E-mail: [email protected]_____________________
(SELECT YOUR MOST USED EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE)
Work Information: (write in full form – do not abbreviate)
Organization/School & Region: _________Awasis Elementary School, Saskatoon _________________
Phone #: (306) 123-4567_____ Fax #: _(306) 123-5678_____
 STF Member
 Band School
X
 Government Organization

Teacher Certificate Number: ____54899900__________________________________________________
(Important: Required for STF Teaching Status Verification)
Early Registration Late Registration *Elder (65+) & Post Secondary Student Rate
(by April 10 2006)
1 day $ 175.00
2 days $ 250.00
(after April 10, 2006)
1 day $ 250.00
2 days $ 325.00
*Verification/ID may be requested.
1 day $ 85.00
2 days $ 100.00
Group Rates: 10 or more per group will receive 10% discount. *The post-secondary student rate does not include a banquet ticket.
Make cheques payable to Awāsis Conference 2006.
Enclosed is my registration payment for __________person/people attending:
# of
Names (those included with this payment):
(Please attach a separate list of names if there is not enough space)
Total Amount:
$__________________________________
*Please read the additional note regarding fees on page 2 of this registration form.
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REGISTRATION FORM – Page 2
Workshop Selection: (see attached sample)
Please fill out all the blanks. Be careful not to schedule two sessions at one time. If your 1st choice workshop is full,
your alternate choices 2nd or 3rd will be used. Print the session number from the program in the appropriate space.
Session Times
Options
1st Choice
2nd Choice
3rd Choice
100 Series
__103________
_____________
___112_______
Thursday 75 minutes 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
200 Series
__211________
_____________
_____________
Thursday 75 minutes 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
300 Series
__304________
_____________
_____________
Thursday (half day) 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
400 Series
_____________
_____________
___408_______
Thursday (full day) 10:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
500 Series
_____________
___501_______
_____________
Friday 75 minutes 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
600 Series
_____________
__600________
___607_______
Friday 75 minutes 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
700 Series
_____________
_____________
___701_______
Friday 75 minutes 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
800 Series
_____________
_____________
___805_______
Friday (half day) 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
900 Series
_____________
__905________
_____________
Friday (full day) 10:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1000 Series
___1003______
_____________
_____________
Thursday and Friday (two day session)
10:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2000 Series
____________
____________
____________
Thursday 75 minutes 10:15 - 11:30
a.m.
NOTE: An administration fee of $25.00 will be charged on all cancellations made by April 8, 2006. No refunds will be given after April 13,
2006. Personal cheques dated later than April 17, 2006 cannot be accepted due to bank clearing procedures. Other payment methods that will
be accepted on the conference site are certified cheque, money order or cash. Purchase orders are no longer accepted! Make cheques payable
to Awāsis 2006.
Unpaid registrations will not be entered for session selection without special arrangements. This puts your selections in jeopardy of sessions
being filled. If someone else in your group is responsible for your registration fee, that person must register first and pay the fees beforehand.
IF SENDING REGISTRATION BY EMAIL/FAX, DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL COPIES IN THE MAIL. CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT OF
REGISTRATION WILL BE EMAILED BACK ONCE PAID REGISTRATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED!
MAIL TO:
REGISTER VIA E-MAIL:
Awāsis Conference 2006
Box 21037
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9
Tel: (306) 249-9586
Fax: (306) 249-9585
Please request for the e-version
registration form and send it
back to us at [email protected]
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AWĀSIS
Youth Conference Sessions
Travelodge Hotel
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Friday April 28, 2006
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YOUTH SESSIONS – Travelodge (10:15 – 11:30)
1.
S.A.D.: Sex, Alcohol and Drugs Youth Development
Don Burnstick
(Vanguard Room)
4.
Gang Awareness and Prevention
Dwayne Daniels and Russell Badger (Concorde Room)
In the past 17 years that Don has worked with youth there have
been three consistent impacting issues; sex, alcohol and drugs.
This high-energy workshop educates youth on sex, alcohol and
drug issues, coping skills and refusal skills through his unique style
of humour and inspiration.
This presentation will provide a brief overview of gangs in
Saskatchewan. Additionally it will provide a snapshot of gang
activity in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina. Finally, the
presentation will provide signs of gang involvement and strategies
on how to deal with gang activity within schools and at home.
2.
5.
2006 Circle of Voices: Crystal Meth Presentation
Sask Native Theatre Co. (Hercules/Lancaster Room)
As part of a community-based healing and community awareness
initiative the 2006 Circle of Voices program is dedicated to
addressing the issue of Crystal Meth. Documented incidence of
Crystal Meth addiction in Saskatchewan indicates that it is
accompanied by a rapid increase in crime and increased violence
both in the community and in the homes of users. A formerly safe
community can rapidly turn dangerous when hit with the Meth
epidemic. The value in presenting a dramatic portrayal based on
the real life experiences of the participants will help the target
audience observe, critically assess and ultimately develop
behaviour of abstinence towards crystal meth. We hope to make a
positive impact thereby creating awareness of the issue and
reducing the incidence to Crystal Meth usage and eventually its
associated production.
3.
Building Healthy First Nation’s Communities
Rex Smallboy (War Party)
(Delta Room)
This session will educate youth about the benefits of personal
wellness through Rex’s experience as a successful artist in the
Canadian music industry. With his simple and direct approach to
understanding this concept, participants will get the benefit of the
collective learning process taking what the group already knows
and working from there. As well, participants will build group
dynamics to assist in the learning process of personal wellness.
Youth will relate to Rex from his involvement in hip-hop culture!
SHOUT Magazine – Canada’s Aboriginal Youth
Magazine
Michelle Hugli
(Viscount Room)
Shout magazine is an Aboriginal youth magazine based in
Saskatchewan. It is distributed free to Aboriginal high school
students throughout the province. Shout is written by Aboriginal
youth and includes articles on culture, identity, careers and
education, health and lifestyle information, sports, entertainment,
role modes, fashion and life skills. The magazine offers young
Aboriginal people the opportunity to develop their skills as writers
and photographers and to tell their own stories from their
perspective. Aboriginal youth can get involved by pitching story
ideas, submitting writing samples and taking photos to be published
in Shout. The editor will give an overview of the magazine and
explain how students and teachers can get involved and how Shout
can play a role in furthering the education of Aboriginal youth in the
province.
6.
“See Your Choices, Choose Your Path” Aboriginal
Career Development Kit
Angela Miller
(Apollo 2 Room)
This presentation; will provide an overview of the Aboriginal career
development kit, “See Your Choices, Choose Your Path”. The kit
contains multimedia materials to inform Aboriginal youth about
employment opportunities in Saskatchewan, career planning,
entrepreneurship, education and training programs and institutions,
and Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis role models.
LUNCHEON – Galaxy A & B – Travelodge
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
► This luncheon is open only to the youth delegates and their chaperones.
DerRic Starlight: Understanding the Bully – Galaxy A – Travelodge
►All registered youth delegates and chaperones are
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
encouraged to attend this session!
DerRic shares his own experience about how he was a victim in his youth. He will use comedy to get across his message on
Bullying by speaking about: Understanding the Bully, Today’s Solutions and We are all Unique and Special People. DerRic’s
worskshops are always done with a sense of humour, and are fun for ALL workshop participants!
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Concert
All Youth Delegates and Chaperones are invited
to stay and enjoy the performance of the rap and
hip-hop group “War Party”!
(Galaxy A & B)
Making music to make a difference, War Party is exceptionally constructive with the art form educating youth on issues such as
substance abuse, suicide and positive activism.
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YOUTH CONFERENCE GUIDELINES
CONFERENCE GUIDELINES
FOR YOUTH & CHAPERONES
You are a Representative of Your Community
As a youth delegate of the Awāsis 2006 Conference, you are expected to act in a respectful manner at all times. It is
important that your behaviour reflect a positive image about yourself, your community and Aboriginal people in general.
It’s a Matter of Respect
Respect as an Awāsis participant means all of the following:
1. Show respect to all participants of the conference.
2. Be open to the cultural and social diversity of people from different communities.
3. Be on time!
4. Participate in your sessions as outlined by your presenter.
5. Appropriate language is to be used at all times.
6. Be where you are suppose to be ~ no loitering or hanging out during sessions.
7. Follow through on the guidelines and expectations as outlined by the organizing committee.
Curfew
Youth delegates and their chaperones are encouraged to adhere to an 11:00 pm curfew if staying at a hotel.
Recreational Activities
Only registered guests at the Travelodge are allowed to use the pool and other recreational equipment. There
will be absolutely NO access to the waterslide and pool during conference activities on Friday.
Chaperon(s)
Chaperones must accompany their group of youth delegates for the Friday sessions! If youth and
chaperones are interested in attending the Thursday sessions, they MUST register as a regular
participant and pay the additional fees. See registration form on page 19 and 20.
There must be one chaperon for every ten youth participants (14 - 21 years of age) and he/she is:
1. Responsible for the safety, welfare, and conduct of their youth at all times.
2. Expected to be role models and positive examples to the youth.
3. To assist youth in locating workshops and arriving in a timely manner, and ensure that the youth remain in
their workshops until the session is complete.
4. If applicable, chaperones must be in attendance with their youth during the Thursday banquet and the
Friday afternoon performances as there is a ‘no re-entry’ policy once performances begin. The Thursday
evening banquet tickets will be available at the Awāsis ticket sale booth at the Saskatoon Inn.
Disciplinary Policies and Procedures
THERE IS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY REGARDING DRUG & ALCOHOL USAGE BY YOUTH PARTICIPANTS
AND THEIR CHAPERONES. OUR CONFERENCE IS A DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE EVENT!
Any individual that exhibits behaviour that is unbecoming of a delegate will be asked to leave under such
circumstances as deemed reasonable by the organizing committee. Criminal activity of any kind will not be
tolerated! Offending participants, along with their group, will be asked to leave the conference site
immediately. Any criminal code offence will involve the appropriate authorities and action will ensue. No
refund will be granted if this issue should arise during your participation with the Awāsis 2006 Conference.
Future privileges for registration of this conference will be withdrawn.
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YOUTH REGISTRATION FORM
Registration Fees:
The registration fee is $75.00 for EACH registrant. This fee includes a free luncheon ticket, a
pass to the DerRic Starlight afternoon workshop, and a pass to the ‘War Party’ concert.
NOTE: All youth and chaperones are encouraged to register on Wednesday and are welcome to attend the Fashion Show
and Keynote Addresses.
First Name:
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Last Name:
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Affiliation:
__________________________________________________________________________________________
(Band/Nation, School, Organization)
Mailing Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________
City:
_____________________________________________________
Postal Code: ___________________________________
Province: _______________________________
Phone #: ______________________________________________
Alternate Phone #: ______________________________________________ Fax #: __________________________________
Gender:
Male
□
Female
□
Birth Date: (month, day, year) ____________________________________
Registering as a Youth (14 – 21 years of age):
Name and Phone Number of the Adult Accompanying You:
Adult Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Phone #: (_______)_______________________________________Fax #:___________________________________________
Registering as a Chaperon:
Please attach your name and the names of the Youth under your supervision . Please attach the registration form for yourself and
each youth delegate including the registration fees and forward to the Awāsis Conference 2006 address, as listed on page 20.
FRIDAY’S 10:15 – 11:30 A.M. WORKSHOP SELECTION: (Please number the following)
1 First choice
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Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
2 Second choice
3 Third choice
S.A.D.: Sex, Alcohol and Drugs Youth Development – Don Burnstick
2006 Circle of Voices Crystal Meth Presentation - SNTC
Building Healthy First Nation’s Communities – Rex Smallboy (War Party)
Gang Awareness and Prevention – Dwayne Daniels & Russell Badger
SHOUT Magazine – Canada’s Aboriginal Youth Magazine – Michelle Hugli
“See Your Choices, Choose Your Path” Aboriginal Career Development Kit – Angela Miller