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Tuesday, March 7 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Storytelling & Drumming

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Place Markers and Land Stories

Hosted by Paul Michel, Chief, Adams Lake Indian Band and Executive Director TRU Aboriginal Education

Multi-nation Story Telling and Drumming from regional storytellers and guests

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 300 seats available)   

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Mike Arnouse

Secwepemc Elder, TRU Aboriginal Education, TRU
Mike had the unfortunate experience of attending the Kamloops Indian Residential School (KIRS) until his grade 11 year and is willing to share the truth of his experiences there. Mike is also open to sharing issues surrounding the government, cultural ceremonies and Aboriginal protocol. | Mike is known for being very humble, welcoming and respectful, with a real passion for sharing his knowledge about the history of Aboriginal people and the... Read More →
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Dr. Chad S. Hamill

Vice President, Native American Initiatives, Northern Arizona University
Chad S. Hamill came to Northern Arizona University in 2007 as a visiting professor of ethnomusicology. His scholarship is focused on song traditions of the Interior Northwest, including those carried by his Spokane ancestors. In addition to his book, Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau, he has produced numerous articles centered on Columbia Plateau songs and ceremony, exploring topics ranging from sovereignty to Indigenous... Read More →
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Dr. Shelly Johnson

Canada Research Chair, Indigenizing Higher Education, Thompson Rivers University
¬In December, TRU announced Dr. Shelly Johnson (Mukwa Musayett), Saulteaux from Saskatchewan’s Keeseekoose First Nation, as the country’s first Canada Research Chair in Indigenizing higher education. | Stepping into this role is an honour that Johnson said she didn’t anticipate. “It is the dream job that I have been waiting for my entire academic life.” | Towards Indigenizing Higher Ed: An online storytelling... Read More →
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Lorenzo Max

Elder & Cultural Advisor, Northern Arizona University
Mr. Max gained his role as a traditional practitioner (medicine man) by steadily studying throughout his life. He gained valuable knowledge and experience that equips him to educate youth about their ancestral knowledge and teachings. As an apprentice studying under his elders, Lorenzo acquired the interpersonal skills needed to be an effective practitioner. His is able to translate ancient prayers and songs into stories that are applicable to... Read More →
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Paul Michel

Executive Director, Aboriginal Education, Thompson Rivers University
Paul belongs to the Secwepemc Nation and he is traditionally from Hust’alen (Adams Lake First Nations). Paul is honoured to be working as Aboriginal Executive Director at Thompson Rivers University and he recognizes that this wonderful university is situated in the traditional territory of Tk’emlups. Paul has broad-based Aboriginal experience in the areas of administration, student support services, university instruction, Aboriginal... Read More →

Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Irving K Barber Centre House of Learning

Attendees (9)