When: September 14-16
Where: Fort Qu’Appelle
This weekend experience at Calling Lakes Centre near Fort Qu’Appelle will introduce participants to an overview of the shared (but often silent) history of newcomer-Aboriginal relationships, provide an introduction to the concept of Treaty and what it means to us as non-Aboriginal Canadians, and offer many rich experiences in the midst of Aboriginal culture at the Grand Entry and Powwow at the annual Treaty Four Celebrations. Accompanying us throughout the weekend will be two women, who are friends and colleagues, Keitha Brass and Sheena Koops. Keitha is the great grand daughter of original Treaty Four signator, Chief Ben Pasqua, unofficial tour guide of Fort Qu’Appelle, and the director of the Community Outreach Management Centre, a grassroots organization supporting marginalized people and enhancing First Nations and Newcomer relationships. Sheena Koops is Keitha’s friend, a local teacher and writer who has been blogging about her meditations on the Treaties as she walks to and from school each day. Both women walk their talk as treaty people and have much to share with us about how their cross-cultural friendship and shared projects has enriched each of their lives.
For more information contact Sue Bland at the Calling Lakes Centre, Fort Qu’Appelle at (306) 332-5691 or www.callinglakes.ca.