Acknowledgements

Sponsors

  • Cabela’s
  • College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan
  • CP Rail Partnership Program in Aboriginal Development
  • Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan
  • Government of Northwest Territories
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity
  • International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Office of Community Engagement and Outreach, University of Saskatchewan
  • Parks Canada
  • School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan 
  • School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan
  • University Conference Fund, University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Walter Duncan Gordon Foundation 

Special Contributions 

Traditional Games

  • Lamarr Oksasikewiyin, Educator (http://www.otc.ca/speakers/7)
  • Office of the Treaty Commissioner, Saskatchewan

Fish Scale Art

  • Nancy Hager, Yukon Traditional Artist and Teacher of Fish Scale Art (https://yukontraditionalart.com)
  • Fishermen of the Shell Lake area, Saskatchewan

Métis Cultural Teachings and Finger Weaving 

  • Karon Shmon and the team at Gabriel Dumont Institute, Publishing (https://gdins.org)

Guidance on Respecting Cultural Protocols

  • Elder Albert Scott, Saskatoon Tribal Council
  • Jocelyn Marten, Mikisew Cree First Nation
  • Kendrick Cardinal, Fort Chipewyan Métis
  • Métis Elder Mike “Moshum” Maurice
  • Morgan Voyageur, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
  • Norman Fleury, Métis Elder and Special Lecturer
  • Stanley Louine, Deninu Kue First Nation

Welcome Remarks, Ceremonies, and Prayers

  • Elder Albert Scott, Saskatoon Tribal Council
  • Elder Alice Marten, Mikisew Cree First Nation
  • Marc Okihcihtaw and drummers, Saskatoon Tribal Council
  • Métis Elder Mike “Moshum” Maurice
  • Norman Fleury, Métis Elder and U of S Special Lecturer
  • Oskabehos James Smokeyday, Saskatoon Tribal Council
  • President Robert Doucette, Métis Nation - Saskatchewan
  • Tribal Chief Felix Thomas, Saskatoon Tribal Council

Chaperones Evangeline Cardinal (Fort Chipewyan Métis) and Ingrid MacColl (Charlebois Community School)

A special thanks to all of the support provided by the University of Saskatchewan:

  • Department of Art and Art History
  • Department of Drama
  • Dr. Patti McDougal, Vice-Provost Teaching and Learning 
  • Global Institute for Water Security
  • Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness
  • School of Environment and Sustainability
  • Science Ambassador Program
  • Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan

Thanks and acknowledgements:

  • Broadway Theatre
  • The Diefenbaker Canada Centre
  • Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre
  • Ian Toews, 291 Film Company
  • Maxie’s Bus Lines
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park