Aboriginal Awareness Week

MARCH 6 - 10, 2017

Aboriginal Awareness Week at Briercrest College and Seminary is an opportunity for you to gain insights that will better equip you to understand and appreciate the cultural and colonial history, and present complexity, of the lives of Aboriginal Canadians.

 

Our keynote speaker for AAW 2017 is:
Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Ambassador Reconciliation Canada.

 

 

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.B.C. is a true peace-builder whose life and work are examples of his personal commitment. A Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation, Chief Joseph has dedicated his life to bridging the differences brought about by intolerance, lack of understanding and racism at home and abroad.

Read his full bio

He will be joining us Thursday, March 9 at 9:40 am in Hildebrand Chapel.  
Chief Joseph's address will be open to the public as well. 

 

 

Also joining us March 6-10th;

Dr. Terry LeBlanc, Dr. Ray Aldred, Marc Levasseur, Kevin Haywahee, Kevin and Lori-Lee Harris, and many more. 

Keep checking back for more details

 

 

"My hope and my prayer for this week of events, is that you will gain insights that will better equip you to understand and appreciate the cultural and colonial history, and present complexity, of the lives of Aboriginal Canadians. This is important because, first and foremost, we must understand that we are all in this together; we all have a part to play in the healing of First Nations peoples, and in the renewing of the Canadian federation in which we all now reside. " Kallie Wood, Caronport High School / Briercrest College and Seminary Aboriginal Director

 

Monday

9:45 a.m.

AAW Kickoff
Hildebrand Chapel

 

10:45 a.m.

Tipi Raising
Edwards Chapel

 

2 p.m.

Session 1: Dr. Terry LeBlanc, PhD
Reimer Hall

Telling the Whole Story, Taking Action

7 p.m.

Reading Circle: Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir
Edwards Chapel

Be part of Saskatchewan's One Book One Province initiative as we read the memoirs of a residential school survivor

Tuesday (Mission Reps will be in the Bean hallway)

9:45 a.m.

Variety Chapel
Options posted

 

10:40 a.m.

Session 2: Student Documentary - Come Meet Weagamow First Nation
Reimer Hall

Student Documentary: Come Meet Weagamow
Sarina, Karinne, Jerome, Kylie, Maddie, & Family
See what life on a fly-in reserve is like. This session is brought to you by some of our very own CHS students and their family.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Indian Tacos (first 100)
Edwards

Try a sampling in the Edwards made by our friends from Carry The Kettle First Nations

2 p.m.

Session 3: Marc Lavasseur
Room 174

Many Gods, one Creator?
Join in on a deeper exploration and discussion of what can be appreciated about native spirituality as a follower of Jesus.

2 p.m. -
4 p.m.

Outdoor Tipi

Join us for bannock on a stick and fellowship

7 p.m.

Blanket Exercise
Edwards

An interactive journey through the history of Aboriginal peoples in Canada

 

Wednesday (Mission Reps will be in the Bean hallway)

9:45 a.m.

Variety Chapel
Options posted

 

10:40 a.m.

Session 4: Howard & Karen Jolly
Room 174

Journey of Identity & Reconciliation

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Indian Tacos (first 100)
Edwards

Try a sampling in the Edwards made by our friends from Carry The Kettle First Nations

2 p.m.

Session 5: Rev. Ray Aldred
Reimer Hall

Repentance and healing: a gift and a task
The theological category of repentance is not one quickly associated with healing, yet, in the complicated nature of the relationships of live, it is a gift that has the possibility to help us move forward in the ongoing task of reconciliation.

2 p.m. -
4 p.m.

Outdoor Tipi

Join us for bannock on a stick and fellowship

7 p.m.

AAW Restoration Cup Hockey Game
Barkman Arena

It's hockey night in Caronport!

Thursday (Mission Reps will be in the Bean hallway)

9:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Chief Dr. Robert Joseph
Hildebrand Chapel

 

10:40 a.m.

Panel Discussion with Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Terry LeBlanc, Rev. Ray Aldred

Join for a time of Q&A with special guests; the panel will be moderated by our Aboriginal Director, Kallie Wood.

2 p.m.

Session 6: Kevin & Lori-lee Harris
Room 174

Caring for the Vulnerable, Preparing to Expand Your Family
As PRIDE trainers of prospective foster and adoptive parents, Kevin and Lori-Lee will share what the expectations are of becoming a foster home caring for the vulnerable children and families in their times of crisis.

* Join us for beading and fellowship around the tipi in the Edwards Tuesday to Thursday.

 

 

 

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For information:
Kallie Wood, Aboriginal Director
(306)756-3249  •  (306)631-8165  •  kwood@briercrest.ca
Briercrest College and Seminary
510 College Drive, Caronport, SK  S0H 0S0