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To bring awareness and promote the new structured organization to the community year after year, it was decided the best way to accomplish its mission was to hold a conference in 2019.

The third conference will be held in conjunction with the Soaring Spirit Festival Titled Branches of Native Development 2022 Indigenous Development Conference – Breaking Down Barriers and Developing for the Future.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together experienced educators, elders and knowledge carriers, working in the field of education and employment assistance, Indigenous arts, health wellness and Justice, culture awareness or education, and poverty reduction. This could include teachers or educators, lawyers, law enforcement, social workers, Indigenous language speakers, Indigenous lodge and ceremony carriers or knowledge carriers but is not limited to those specific persons. We want to discuss the past, present – and the future of Indigenous Development, the advancements in indigenous learning models and to identify the historical barriers and how to eliminate them. To touch base on the Truth and Reconciliations Calls to Action and how its implantation can assist in future development of Indigenous people. To further develop networks within communities that expands existing Indigenous organization networks to ensure open dialogues are established and maintain between non-Indigenous organizations and partners.

To bring awareness and promote the new structured organization to the community year after year, it was decided the best way to accomplish its mission was to hold a conference. The second conference will be held online via zoom and will be titled Branches of Native Development Conference 2021 Indigenous Development – Breaking down barriers and developing for the future.

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Schedule


7:00-7:45 am Sunrise Ceremony Sacred Fire Battlefeild

7:55-8:55 am Welcoming Breakfast Indoors - Lecture Hall

9:00-9:45 am Registration

9:45-10:00 am Break


10:00-11:15 am Relief of Indigenous Poverty Presentations- Cultural - - Sensitivity with Genawendan- Cree Elder Tipi Teachings


11:30-12:00 pm Keynote Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill -Indoors - Lecture Hall - Battlefeild House


12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Indoors - Lecture Hall - Battlefeild House


1:00-2:15 pm Culture, Language & Culture Preservation - Indigenous language Teacher, - Anishnaabemowin & Traditional knowledge holder- Indigenous Arts - Water - Teachings


2:15-2:30 pm Break


2:30-3:45 pm Culture, Indigenous Land management & Community Development - Indigenous Education / Secondary and Post Secondary educators - Lacrosse - the game/interactive teachings


3:45-4:00 pm Break


4:00-4:30 Awards Ceremony Lecture Hall - Battlefeild House

4:30-5:30 pm Imaginative Presentation Lecture Hall - Battlefield House

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner Lecture Hall - Battlefeild House


6:00 PM Live Entertainment Battlefield Stage

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