2008 Elders’ and Traditional Peoples’ Gathering Gets Underway at Trent University Today
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
31st Annual Event Runs From February 15-17
Friday, February 15, 2008, Peterborough
The Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University is pleased to present the 31st annual 2008 Elders’ and Traditional Peoples’ Gathering which opens today at 2:00 p.m. and runs until Sunday, February 17 at the First Peoples House of Learning in Gzowski College.
The theme of this year’s event is “Life Teachings”, and will feature traditional and contemporary teachings, sunrise ceremonies, and several workshops. Guest speakers will include Norma General, Jacqui LaValley, Doug Williams, Shirley Williams, Joseph Naytowhow, Jan Longboat, Merritt Taylor, Sylvia Maracle, Beverley Hungry Wolf, Mike McDonald, Mark Phillips, and Michael Thrasher.
Opening ceremonies and workshops begin on Friday, February 15, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Workshops take place all day on Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Sunday, February 17, there will be more workshops followed by the closing ceremonies from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
All are welcome to attend. Registration is at the door, and tickets prices are as follows:
Individual: $20/weekend Trent students: Free
Family: $25/weekend Children under 6 yrs: Free
Vendors: $50/weekend, $25/weekend for Trent students
The First Peoples House of Learning is located at 2510 Pioneer Road, Peterborough.
For more information, please contact Vern Douglas, Department of Indigenous Studies at (705) 748-1011, ext. 7072