Conference

Social Studies Saskatchewan presents: Wâhkôtowin: Strengthening Relationships

October 14/15, 2022

Come join us for some land-based learning in Fort Qu’Appelle at this year’s Social Studies Saskatchewan Annual Conference on October 14 and 15, 2022. 

Friday Evening, October 14, 7 p.m. – Atlas Hotel, Regina, SK
Willis Janvier: Willis is the founder and host of Dene Yati Podcast, a program
which shares and celebrates the Denesuliné Language with guests from all
Denesuliné Communities in North America. He is from La Loche, SK, in Treaty 8
Territory and a member of the Clearwater River Dene Nation. He grew up in La
Loche, and his first language is Dene. Willis currently lives in Moose Jaw where he’s
studying Indigenous Social Work at First Nations First Nations University of Canada.

Followed by networking.   

Saturday, October 15, 8 a.m. – Atlas Hotel, Regina, SK

Coach ride to the beautiful Qu’Appelle  Valley to tour the All-Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle, participate in a Treaty Walk, and  visit Lebret to learn about the history of the area and hear about local efforts to identify unmarked  graves and memorialize the lost children. 

Lunch will be provided by Esther’s Place in the Treaty Four Governance Centre.

Key Presenters for Saturday include:

Sheena Koops: Situated as a settler colonial descendant, Sheena Koops is a
Nation Builder Advocate with Treaty Education Alliance in Fort Qu’Appelle, in the
heart of Treaty 4 Territory. She has taught in urban, rural, band, provincial, and
community schools for 27 years. Sheena is a doctoral student and sessional
instructor at the University of Regina, and is the founder of
www.treatywalks.blogspot.ca


Gerard Wolfe: Gerard is a former residential day school student from
Saulteaux-Lakota from Muskowekwan First Nation. He holds a Bachelor of Social
Work from the University of Regina and after ten years of child welfare work, he
became an IRS Ground Search Consultant working with the Ground Search
Committee exploring the site of the former Qu’Appelle Residential School. He is
looking forward to engaging in discussion with our delegates about the nature of
story and evidence, the importance of listening and working to heal, and the
progress of the GPR work on site in Lebret.

Lunch and tours are included in the registration fee.

Price: $195/delegate

Register HERE before time runs out!