50th Anniversary for Trent University Indigenous Studies Program
You're Invited! Please join us in Celebrating 50 Years for the Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies
Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space honouring Ernie Benedict who started the first Post Secondary Indigenous Studies Program - the Travelling College, Akwesasne. The sacrifices of those who have gone before us have laid the foundations for the children yet to come.
Join us for celebratory events throughout the year starting November 1st (see details below).
Call for papers for Canadian Indigenous / Native Studies Association CINSA 2020.
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Indigenous Studies 50th Anniversary
Friday, November 1, 2019
SUNRISE CEREMONY - 6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Traditional Area Adjacent to Enwayaang Building
"HONOURING OUR RELATIONS"
9:00 a.m. Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space, room 102:
Key Note Speaker - Harvey McCue Co-Founder Indian and Eskimo Studies program, 1969.
Harvey McCue was educated at McMaster University (MA) and Trent University (BA). Working as a consultant on Indigenous matters related to health, education, self-government, public relations and economic development. Significantly, he was a co-founder of the Native Studies Department at Trent University in 1969 and has provided consultation to numerous Indigenous organizations and government departments, including the Assembly of First Nations, the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and Indigenous Services Canada. He also worked as Director of Education Services - Cree School Board, the first Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Mik’maq Education Authority and established the First Nations Youth At-Risk charity. Professor McCue is currently Chair of the Ontario Heritage Trust. He recently released the First Nations Suicide Prevention Curriculum that he co-developed with faculty and students from U Windsor.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Gathering Space • Alumni Panel Discussion - the next 50 years
• Moderator: Duncan McCue, Moderator, CBC Radio - Cross Country Check UP
• Dan Longboat - Director, Indigenous Environmental Studies Program
• Joeann Argue - Faculty, Indigenous Performance Studies
• Louise Garrow - President Indigenous Alumni Chapter
• James Cullingham - Tamarac Films, Documentary filmmaker
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Robinson Dining Hall: Elders and those attending the Library openings will be served first.
BATA LIBRARY ATRIUM: TREATY UNVEILING
12:30 p.m. Bata Library Atrium • Doug Williams remarks on the significance of displaying the Treaties
• Special guests: Williams Treaty Chiefs, Elders Council
BATA LIBRARY, GIIZHIGAATIG, (CEDAR) ROOM OPENING
Time Location Details
1:15 p.m. Bata Library Room 410 • Special guests: Elders Council, Andy Dufrane, Alice Williams
"STORY TELLING: LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK"
1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Gathering Space • Story Telling: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Marlene Brant Castellano; Edna Manitowabi; Shirley Williams; Don McCaskill; James Cullingham and others
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Robinson Dining Hall • Unity Opening
• Buffet Dinner
6:00 P.M. ELDERS GATHERING BEGINS ENWAYAANG ROOM 114