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Wednesday, October 2 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Cross-Cultural Partnerships and Honouring Indigenous Knowledge

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How can Indigenous Placemaking be a tool to further a path of Truth and Reconciliation where we can understand the impacts of colonization and create inclusive spaces and initiatives that build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities? This question resonates with communities around the world, who struggle to deal with discrimination, marginalization and human rights violations, as recognized by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted in 2007. How do we move forward and foster inclusion? This hands-on workshop will take participants through two journeys. Boopsie Maran from New Zealand will share Māori principles that can inform placemaking practises: the importance of whanaungatanga (belonging), manaakitanga (hospitality), tūrangawaewae (a place to stand), and kaitiakitanga (guardianship). We will also explore a Canadian case study of Reconciliation at work in the community of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan—where several installations, events, and initiatives by a group called Reconciliation Saskatoon are creating change in their city. The workshop will take an in-depth look at how Indigenous ways of knowing, teachings and protocol can be honoured through placemaking. Workshop participants will learn and take part in a smudging ceremony as part of the experience. The workshop will include break out conversation groups that each explore different themes and tools that can be used to further Indigenous Placemaking in a variety of contexts.

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Boopsie Maran

Founder - Community Advocacy Specialist, Places for Good
It has always been my intention to support local communities to create an authentic and unique sense of joy and belonging that is theirs. My organisation places a high priority on facilitating a diverse range of initiatives and projects that reflect the ages and cultures of the neighbourhoods... Read More →
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Carrie Catherine

Program Manager, ConnectR
Carrie Catherine graduated with an MA in English from the University of Saskatchewan before pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter and events producer. When her husband Curtis Olson formed Shift Development, Carrie’s role became using multi-discplinary arts events to animate spaces... Read More →

Neal Kewistep

Indigenous Engagement, Reconciliation Saskatoon

Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Hall