Monday, March 20

Schedule for Monday, March 20th, 2017

Think Indigenous Youth Day

Hosted by Nutana Collegiate, Saskatoon SK
Contact Person - Tatum Neveu -
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Student Registration
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Opening Comments & Keynote
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Indigenous Song & Dance Performance
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Workshop Sessions
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Final Keynote

Think Indigenous Education Conference 2017

Quance Theatre, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
4:00 PM Registration Opens
5:00 PM Tea & Bannock Gathering

TIEC Opening Ceremonies

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies

  • Grand Entry
  • Welcoming Remarks
    • Dr. Michelle Prytulla, College of Education, Dean
    • Edwin Tootoosis, Poundmaker Cree Nation, Elder
    • Nora Cummings, Metis Nation, Elder
  • Opening Keynote – Dr. Sean Lessard
  • Understanding Identity Through Indigenous Song & Dance
7:00 PM

Film Screening  & Panel - Colonization Road

In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

Host – Ryan McMahon

Featuring: Pam Palmater, Hayden King, Jeff Denis, Cuyler Cotton, Chief Erwin Redsky, Lee Maracle, Teika Newton, Al Hunter, Heidi Bohaker Rod McLeod, Daryl Redsky, Linda Redsky, Janis Redsky, Leanne Simpson, Niigaan Sinclair, Doug Williams and more.

This film was made with generous assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, and produced in association with The Breath Films.

Tuesday, March 21

Workshop Presentations Schedule

Schedule for Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
7:30 AM Registration Opens @ Saskatoon Inn
7:30 AM Breakfast & Opening Prayer @ Saskatoon Inn
8:30 AM Opening Keynote @ Saskatoon Inn

Anpao Duta Flying Earth,
NACA Head of School and Mentor Teacher
Duta, who is Standing Rock Lakota, White Earth Ojibwe, and Akimel O’odham, grew up on the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota in a household that strongly advocated education. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, and joined NACA to assist in opening the charter school in 2006. He is now the Head of School, and also teaches Lakota Language and Culture classes at NACA.

Duta is a singer of traditional Lakota songs and contemporary powwow songs, and has long been a learner of Lakota language. He has participated in language revitalization efforts that his grandmother, Patricia Locke, advocated for and developed. Duta is interested in further developing Indigenous language revitalization efforts through learning and sharing with other Indigenous communities.
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM TIEC 2017 Workshop Presentations Begin
11:00 PM - 11:15 PM Nutrition Break
11:15 PM - 12:15 PM TIEC 2017 Workshop Presentations Continue
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch & Entertainment
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TIEC 2017 Workshop Presentations Continue
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Nutrition Break
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Treaty Right to Education Panel & Discussion
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Nutrition Break
3:30 PM Educational Leadership Panel & Discussion
      - Moderator, Dr. Paul Newton
7:00 PM

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre's Annual Round Dance
Manhatten Ballroom (5 miles east of Saskatoon on Hwy 5)

Download Round Dance Poster

Wednesday, March 22

Schedule for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
7:30 AM Registration Opens @ Saskatoon Inn
7:30 AM Breakfast & Opening Prayer @ Saskatoon Inn
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

 Welcoming Remarks - Host Ryan McMahon

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

TIEC Talks Begin

  • Sheryl Kimbley
  • Willie Ermine
  • François Paulette
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Nutrition Break
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

TIEC Talks Continue

  • Max Fineday
  • Angie Caron
  • Maria Linklater
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Entertainment
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

TIEC Talks Continue

  • Kevin Lewis
  • Andrea Landry
  • TJ Warren & Omiyosiw Warren
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Nutrition Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Keynote Speaker - Harold Johnson
4:00 PM Closing Ceremonies & TIEC Door Prize Giveaways