Celebrate all month long.
Building off the success of the inaugural Indigenous Showcase in 2018 and as the College continues on a journey of Truth and Reconciliation, the Iniikokaan Centre is leading the College through a month long series of Indigenous Awareness events. March 2019 will see an increased presence of Indigenous peoples, cultures, Indigenous community members and engaging dialogues about truth and reconciliation. Everyone at the campus is encouraged to get involved, ask questions and participate in learning and celebration. Please see the calendar attached for event details.
||Time||Event Title||Location||About the Event|
|Mon., March 4
||10:00 a.m. - noon||Opening Ceremony
||Iniikokaan Centre S2015||Smudge ceremony and sharing circle with Cultural Resource Elder Keith Chiefmoon.|
|Wed., March 6
||9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Tipi Teachings Part 1
||Iniikokaan Centre S2015|| Learn about the construction of the tipi and the teachings that go into this with Guest Elder Christina Fox. There is significance to the design. Each pole represents a value to learn.
|Wed., March 6||11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Indigenous Jeopardy||Intercultural Centre N322
||This features a quiz competition in which students are presented with general knowledge about Indigenous culture/language/history in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in the form of questions.|
|Wed., March 6||12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
||The 7 Sacred Teachings
||Iniikokaan Centre S2015||THE 7 SACRED TEACHINGS with Guest Elder Christina Fox . The traditional concepts of respect and sharing that form the foundation of the Indigenous way of life are built around the seven natural laws, or sacred teachings. Each teaching honors one of the basic virtues intrinsic to a full and healthy life.|
|Wed., March 6||2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
||Tipi Teachings Part 2
||Iniikokaan Centre S2015||Learn about the construction of the tipi and the teachings that go into this with Guest Elder Christina Fox. There is significance to the design. Each pole represents a value to learn.|
|Thurs., March 7||2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||Indigenous 101
||Iniikokaan Centre S2015||Introduction to terminology, land, Doctrine of Discovery, treaty, Indian Act, and Truth & Reconciliation.|
|Mon., March 11
||Noon - 1:00 p.m.||Indigenous Protocol & Pronunciation
||Iniikokaan Centre S2015|| Come out and Learn about Blackfoot language, cultural protocol, and working with Elders.
|Tues., March 12
||11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Indigenous Community Fair
||Come out and learn about the different agencies in Calgary that support our Indigenous community.|
|Wed., March 13||2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.||Ways of Being Reconciliation: Come as you are||S2009||Staff/Faculty only|
|Mon., March 18||11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
|| Join us in celebration for The 2nd annual Indigenous Showcase: Celebrating dance, languages, food, cultures, Kii-stoo-noon Ih-ka-nai-tsit-a-pii-ko-an-ii-yoop (We are all Niitsitapi), and people.
|Tues., March 19||9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
||Indian Horse Film
||Iniikokaan Centre S2015||Follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives Residential School and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism.|
|Wed., March 20
||Noon - 1:00 p.m.||Niitsitapi 101
||Iniikokaan Centre S2015||Glenbow Museum will be here to give an introduction to the Blackfoot people, culture and history.|
|Wed., March 20||1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.||Hearts and Minds: Supporting Indigenous Knowledge with Young Children||N315|| Bringing Hearts and minds together: co-creating learning materials for caregivers of Indigenous children.
|Fri., March 22
||Noon - 4:00 p.m.
||Justice and Land through Indigenous Art & Worldview
||Art work gallery displayed throughout the market area.|
|Mon., March 25
||12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
||Indigenization and Decolonization of Social Sciences & Humanities
|N617||Importance on Indigenization of curriculum in Social Sciences and Humanities.|
|Wed., March 27
||10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Cultural Resource Elders Panel: Good Medicine
||S2009||Join us as we listen to stories from all seven of our Cultural Resource Elders related to culture, ceremony, identify, and language.|