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In order 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.

About the conference

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 maintained between non Indigenous organizations and partners.

All presentations via zoom or video links

This conference is free to Indigenous people, cost of the tickets helps bring back valuable knowledge to Indigenous people.

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Schedule

Monday June 21, Battlefield Pak- Eagles Among us


Time Workshop

7:00-7:45 am Sunrise Ceremony + Pipe Ceremony (CLOSED)

8:00 - 8:55 am Opening (Land Acknowledgement)

9:00-9:45 am Sunrise Ceremony

9:45-10:00 am Q&A

10-10:30 am Health Break

10:30 - 12 pm Fire Ceremony

12 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1 pm - 2:15 pm Culture, Language & Culture Preservation - Mawla Shawana Indigenous language Teacher, Anishnaabemowin

2:15 - 2:30 pm Health Break

2:30- 3:45 pm Indigenous Education + Q&A with Leah Hogan, Amanda Colina

3:45 pm - 4 pm Health Break

4 pm Keynote Closing


Tuesday June 22, Battlefield Pak- Eagles Among us

Time Workshop

7:00-7:45 am Sunrise Ceremony + Pipe Ceremony (CLOSED)

8:00 - 8:55 am Opening (Land Acknowledgement)

9:00-9:45 am Sunrise Ceremony

9:45-10:00 am Q&A

10-10:30 am Health Break

10:30 - 12 pm Water Ceremony - Water Location TBD with Tracy Whiteye

12 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1 pm - 2:15 pm Relief of Poverty- Indigenous Homelessness

Reaching Home Presentation(s) +Q&A with Various Indigenous Agencies

2:15 - 2:30 pm Health Break

2:30- 3:45 pm Indigenous Arts + Q&A with David General

3:45 pm - 4 pm Health Break

4 pm Keynote Closing


Wednesday June 23, Battlefield Pak- Eagles Among us

Time Workshop

7:00-7:45 am Sunrise Ceremony + Pipe Ceremony (CLOSED)

8:00 - 8:55 am Opening (Land Acknowledgement)

9:00-9:45 am Sunrise Ceremony Teachings

9:45-10:00 am Q&A

10-10:30 am Health Break

10:30 - 12 pm 4 Winds Ceremony Q&A with Myeengun Henry

12 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1 pm - 2:15 pm Health Wellness & Justice + Q&A

2:15 - 2:30 pm Health Break

2:30- 3:45 pm Culture, Cultural Sensitivity -Genawendan with Scott Norton, cultural protection for Indigenous youth, reconciliation and healing among young and older generations

3:45 pm - 4 pm Health Break

4 pm Keynote Closing


Thursday June 24, Battlefield Pak- Eagles Among us

Time Workshop

7:00-7:45 am Sunrise Ceremony + Pipe Ceremony (CLOSED)

8:00 - 8:55 am Opening (Land Acknowledgement)

9:00-9:45 am Sunrise Ceremony Teachings

9:45-10:00 am Q&A

10-10:30 am Health Break

10:30 - 12 pm Land (Mother Earth) Ceremony/Feast, Clearing the Land with

Dr. Andrew Judge (Closed Location At Battlefield Park) -

12 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1 pm - 2:15 pm Indigenous perspective in regard to War of 1812 teaching and Memorial with Keynote Rick Hill -Beaver Clan Tuscarora from Six Nations of the Grand River. He is a community-based history who wrote an exhibition catalogue for “Wampum Belts and War Clubs: Hodinohso:ni Experiences of the War of 1812.” He previously taught at the University of Buffalo, McMaster University and Six Nations Polytechnic; and served at Assistant Director for Public Programs at the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC.

2:15 - 2:30 pm Health Break

2:30- 3:45 pm Awards Ceremony

3:45 pm - 4 pm Keynote Closing

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