sākihitowin - Stories From a Place of Love

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sākihitowin - Stories From a Place of Love

Please join us for the All Nations Hope Network Winter Gathering at The Atlas Hotel in Regina, SK on February 14 - 16, 2023.

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The Atlas˚ Hotel 4177 Albert Street Regina, SK S4S 3R6 Canada

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  • 2 days 9 hours
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February is Indigenous Storytelling Month, and All Nations Hope Network will highlight traditional storytellers and teachings featuring Betty McKenna, Jo-Ann and Jerry Saddleback, Willie Ermine, and Albert McLeod at this year's winter gathering.

Traditional Healers will also be available.

Workshops will cover topics including gender-based violence, harm reduction, Back to Basics: HIV and HCV 101, MMIWG2S presentation/vigil, and a Blanket Ceremony.

Various community organizations will be on hand with exhibits and resources to share with attendees.

The gathering is open to all and encourages frontline workers, professionals, students, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS or HCV, addictions counselors, Chiefs/Council Members, physicians, nurses, and community members that want to make a difference to attend.

If you are a person living with HIV or HCV, please use the promo code WINTER2023 to bypass the registration fee, and upon review, you will be notified if you are successful in receiving a complimentary registration.

Please call The Atlas Hotel directly at (306) 586-3443 to book your accommodations.

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Registration is payable by credit card or a cheque made to All Nations Hope Network and mailed to 2735 5th Ave, Regina, SK S4T 0L2. Cheques must be received by February 1, 2023, or your registration will be removed.

Refunds will be considered up to January 31, 2023. A 25% administration fee will be deducted from the refund amount. Please send refund requests to Jodi at jodi@elevenevents.ca . There will be no refunds for registrants who pay in full but fail to attend.

About our Storytellers:

Willie J. Ermine, M.Ed., is an Assistant Professor with the First Nations University of Canada. He is from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation in the north-central part of Saskatchewan where he lives with his family. He promotes ethical practices of research involving Indigenous Peoples and is particularly interested in the conceptual development of the ‘ethical space’– a theoretical space between cultures and worldviews.

Elder Betty McKenna is Anishinaabe, born in Opaswayuk (The Pas), Manitoba, and her family reserve is Sapotaweyak. She follows the traditions of her people, speaks her traditional language, conducts numerous ceremonies and gathers medicines. She is involved in many research projects and is a lecturer at the First Nations University of Canada and Luther College in Regina.

Jo-Ann Saddleback is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree First Nation. Her husband, Jerry Saddleback, is from the Samson Cree Nation and they have 11 children between them. She is an Elder Artist, writer, and designer at her Store Câhcacêp BowsArt with her husband. Together they travel throughout Treaty 6 territory when invited to share the History of Creation Story.

Jerry Saddleback is the Dean of Cultural Programs and Elder-in-Residence for Maskwacîs Cultural College in Maskwacîs, Treaty Six. Jerry was born and raised in Samson Cree Nation by his Father who was a prominent Elder in the community. He continues the legacy of our Old People travelling wherever he is invited, to share the stories, language, culture, ceremonies, songs and Story of Creation to all members of the Plains Cree family and other nations, educational institutions and conferences.

Albert McLeod is a status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Métis community of Norway House. Known as a progressive thinker and visionary, McLeod has led the way for rights and recognition of 2S people in North America since 1986. He is also engaged in human-rights activism, cross-cultural training, cultural reclamation, and language workshops, and has served as an advisor and activist for Winnipeg’s inner-city community.

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