Gathering and Sharing Wisdom Conference 2009

I wasn’t here in 2009, but I kind of wish I was. There was a cool conference and here at ICWRN we like to make our materials and ideas open to the public. So this post is about that conference and some of the materials we used to make it a success.

Also check out Conference Materials

In 2009, Indigenous Child Well-Being Research Network brought together front-line workers, First Nations peoples, Inuit and Metis individuals, families and communities, Aboriginal organizations, academic institutions and researchers. The Provincial Conference, “Gathering and Sharing Wisdom” highlighted research and practices that are enriching the lives of our children. It was a chance to share the current programs and research projects that are working in our communities.

Conference Resources

2009 conference poster [PDF]

Conference agenda 2009 [PDF]

Breakout sessions from the 2009 conference [PDF]

Accepted abstracts: conference 2009 [PDF]

Conference agenda

8:00 – 9:00 Space for smudging available
8:15 Conference registration & break out session registration
Coffee and meet and greet
9:00 – 9:45 Welcome, acknowledgement and opening prayer: Robina Thomas; Our Elders Voices and Dylan Thomas
Introductions of program committee:
Leslie Brown; Sandrina de Finney and Rakiya Larkin
9:45-10:00 Nutrition break – provided
10:00-11:30 Keynote speaker: Chief Wayne Christian, Splats’in First Nation; Roxanne Charlie, Youth Representative.
11:30-12:00 Youth and Student Voices Panel: Margaret Briere; Trevor Good and Sinead Charbonneau
12:00 – 1:00 Seated lunch – provided
Fashion show by “House of Win-Chee”, Nuu-chah-nulth designer Denise Williams
1:00 – 2:15 Breakout session A
2:15 – 2:30 Nutrition break – provided
2:30 – 3:45 Breakout session B
4:00 – 5:00 Wrap up for the day
6:30 – 9:30 Banquet – provided
MC: Cree Performer and Entertainer, Art Napoleon
Entertainment: OCM, Our Culture Matters Drummers
Key Note Speaker: Cindy Blackstock, Gitksan Nation; Emmy Manson, Snuneymuxw Nation

Day Two: Wednesday October 7, 2009

8:15 am Conference registration for those who missed day one
Break out session registration
Coffee and meet and greet
9:00 Opening prayer
Agenda and housekeeping for day two
9:30 Presentation: “Four Generations” Ray Green; Jacquie Green; Rose Woods & Nizhonie Denny, Haisla Nation
10:15-10:30 Nutrition break – provided
10:30-12:00 Breakout session C
12:00-1:00 Seated Lunch – provided
1:00- 2:15 Breakout Session D
2:45- 3:15 As we journey through our Stories!
Where do we go from here?
Acknowledgements, thanks and closing