2010 Elder’s Gathering at Trent University February 12 to 14


Traditional Teachings, Sunrise Ceremonies and Workshops to be Held during 33rd Annual Event

Tuesday, February 9, 2010, Peterborough

The Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University is pleased to present the 33rd annual 2010 Elders’ and Traditional Peoples’ Gathering which runs from Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 at the First Peoples House of Learning in Peter Gzowski College at Trent University.

The theme of this year’s event is “Biimaadiziwin/Atonhetseri:io: The Good Life,” and will feature traditional and contemporary teachings, sunrise ceremonies, and several workshops.  Guest speakers will include: Tom Porter; Jacqui Lavalley; Jim Dumont; Shirley Williams;
Edna Manitowabi; Doug Williams; Sylvia Maracle; Mark Phillips; Jan Longboat; Beverley Hungry Wolf; Seth Leforte; and Rebecca Martel.

Opening ceremonies and workshops begin on Friday, February 12, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Workshops take place all day on Saturday, February 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  On Sunday, February 14, 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; Family: $25/weekend; Vendors: $50/weekend; Trent students and children under 16 are free.


For further information, please contact:
Vern Douglas, Indigenous Studies Department, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x7072