Friday, Sept. 29, 2017


8:30 a.m. Mi'kmaq flag raising ceremony | Flag pole in front of the University Chapel

9:30 a.m. Registration and refreshments | Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts – Foyer

10:00 a.m. Opening | Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts – Motyer-Fancy Theatre

  • Smudging ceremony – Elder-in-Residence Gilbert Sewell and Doreen Richard
  • Acknowledging aboriginal custodianship – Chancellor Peter Mansbridge
  • Indigenous Knowing, Being and Doing – Dr. Paulette Steeves
  • Medicine bundle – Doreen Richard

10:50 a.m. Breakout Session #1: Discussion on colonization and decolonization

  • Group 1 – Motyer-Fancy Theatre
  • Group 2 – PCCA 302
  • Group 3 – Centennial Hall 112
  • Group 4 – Centennial Hall G19
  • Group 5 – MASU Office, WMSC 190
  • Group 6 – Mawita'mkw, WMSC 130

12:00 p.m. Visiting Speakers' Circle (open to the public) | Motyer-Fancy Theatre 

  •  Dr. Donald M. Julien, Natalie Sappier, Imelda Perley, and Cynthia Sewell

1:00 p.m. Lunch | Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts – Foyer

2:00 p.m. Breakout Session #2: Discussion on reconciliation 

  • Group 1 – Motyer-Fancy Theatre
  • Group 2 – PCCA 302
  • Group 3 – Centennial Hall 112
  • Group 4 – Centennial Hall G19
  • Group 5 – MASU Office, WMSC 190
  • Group 6 – Mawita'mkw, WMSC 130

3:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Peter Mansbridge interviews comedian and broadcaster Candy Palmater (open to the public) | Motyer-Fancy Theatre

5:00 p.m. Supper | Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts – Foyer

6:00 p.m. Breakout Session #3: Discussion on indigenization 

  • Group 1 – Motyer-Fancy Theatre
  • Group 2 – PCCA 103
  • Group 3 – Centennial Hall 112
  • Group 4 – Centennial Hall G19
  • Group 5 – MASU Office, WMSC 190
  • Group 6 – WMSC 124

7:00 p.m. Talking Circle with Elder-in-Residence Gilbert Sewell | Motyer-Fancy Theatre  

8:00 p.m. Closing Reception