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STU Conference in response to Truth and Reconciliation @ Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall – St. Thomas University
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm

For more information visit http://w3.stu.ca/stu/news/160337

From: Dr. Kim Fenwick <vpacademic@stu.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:21 PM
To: [FACULTY-L]
Subject: STU Conference in response to Truth and Reconciliation

Good afternoon,

On behalf of the Senate Committee on Indigenization of the Academy, I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting a conference as part of a series of events to address how St. Thomas University can participate in meeting the demands of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Dates: September 27-29th

Location: Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall – St. Thomas University 

We have booked three excellent keynote speakers: Dr. Marie Battiste, Mr. Eddy Robinson, and Ms. Rebecca Thomas.

In addition, we have planned a celebration of Indigenous culture as part of the conference, which will include traditional teachings, songs, drumming, poetry, art, dance, music, and food.

We are hoping for a strong turn-out of faculty and students, and invite you to consider bringing your classes to one or more of the sessions. There will be no cost for registration.

A schedule is below this message; additional details will be posted on the STU website soon.

best wishes,

Dr. Kim Fenwick, Vice-President (Academic and Research), St. Thomas University
Fredericton NB
506-452-0531

A Conference Towards Reconciliation

Tetpawtihkene [Wolastoqey – “Let’s realign our path towards a shared vision”]
Ilsu’teka’tiqw [Mi’kmaq – “Re-aligning our path and coming together toward a new direction”] A New Path, A Shared Vision, A New Direction

September 27-29th
Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall – St. Thomas University

The conference is part of a series of events to address how St. Thomas University can participate in meeting the demands of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Wednesday, September 27th 1 pm – 4:30 pm

A new path for communities: Working together and becoming allies

 Opening Prayer and Greeting Recognizing Traditional Territory
 Welcome
 Keynote – Eddy Robinson, “Working Together and Becoming Allies”

Eddy Robinson has dedicated his life to helping institutions develop an appreciation of Indigenous people. He approaches becoming an Indigenous ally through grounding learners with his personal insight to the Indigenous narrative in Canada and culturally safe methodologies of inclusivity and Indigenous ways of knowing to help form and foster better relationships with Indigenous people and communities.

  •   Panel Discussion
  •   Breakout Sessions
  •   Wrap-upThursday, September 28th 9 am – 12 Noon

    A shared vision for students: The two-eyed seeing approach

     Opening Prayer and Greeting Recognizing Traditional Territory
     Keynote – Rebecca Thomas, “Etuaptmumk: The Two-Eyed Seeing Approach”

    Etuaptmumk is the Mi’kmaw word for two-eyed seeing which refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing, and then learning to use both eyes together for the benefit of all. Spoken-word artist and Halifax Poet Laureate Rebecca Thomas is the Coordinator of Aboriginal Student Services at the Nova Scotia Community College.

  •   Panel Discussion
  •   Breakout Sessions
  •   Wrap-up1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Lower Courtyard)
    Celebration of Indigenous Culture
     Traditional teachings, songs, drumming, poetry, art, dance, music, and food.

Friday, September 29th 9 am – 12 Noon

A new direction for curriculum: Incorporating Indigenous content

 Opening Prayer and Greeting Recognizing the Traditional Territory

 Keynote – Dr. Marie Battiste, “Incorporating Indigenous Content”

Dr. Battiste is a Mi’kmaw educator from the Potlotek First Nation, Nova Scotia and professor at the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a nationally recognized expert on Aboriginal life-long learning, decolonizing and indigenizing the academy, and violence prevention and anti-bullying in schools.

  •   Panel Discussion
  •   Breakout Sessions
  •   Wrap-up
  •   Closing
  •   LunchFor further information, please contact Dr. Kim Fenwick at vpacademic@stu.ca.
National Tree Day: Getting to know trees! – 5 Days for the Forest @ Odell Park Lodge & UNB Grad House
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Days for the Forest is back this year to celebrate our forest in its fall glory with nature walks, art, music, film and TREEvia. Hosted by the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, 5 Days for the Forest events will occur in Fredericton during National Forest Week, Sept. 25-29, 2017. Thanks to our sponsors: OMISTA Credit Union, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook, Milda’s Pizzas & More and Cinema Politica Fredericton. For more information, contact Tracy at tracy.glynn@conservationcouncil.ca.

Wednesday, Sept. 27/National Tree Day: Getting to know trees! Meet at Odell Park Lodge at 6:00pm. Join Nadine Ives, the Conservation Council’s Learning Outside Coordinator, for some fun hands-on active learning through games and exploration. This activity is tailored for families, but there is something for everyone. Who knows, you may be able to pick up some tips that will help you win the TREEVIA event, 8pm at the UNB Grad House!

Wednesday, Sept. 27: TREEVIA Night. UNB Grad House, 876 Windsor St. at 8:00pm. Test your knowledge of trees and all things wild about New Brunswick. Come as a team or solo and we’ll find you a team. Prizes for top score and best team spirit.

Oct
27
Fri
Afro Fest in Fredericton – Second Annual /Deuxieme Festival Africain @ Fredericton Inn Hotel
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 7:00 am

The New Brunswick African Association (NBAA) invites you, your families and friends for A two days Festival.

Bringing all NB residents together to celebrate the Rich traditions of Mama Africa, through dance, history, food, workshops, arts and cultures.

Oct 27 – Oct 28 · Fredericton Inn Hotel