National Indigenous Peoples Day

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Sask Polytech!

Situated on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, and Homeland of the Métis people, Sask Polytech is committed to the renewal of relationships — miyo wahkohtowin — with our Indigenous communities. To ensure everyone's health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sask Polytech is celebrating the heritage, cultures and outstanding achievements of our Indigenous community on June 19, 2020.  

 Schedule of Events

9 a.m.

Greetings from:

  • National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations
  • Mary Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan
  • Amy Briley, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Métis Culture and Heritage / Scholarship Foundation Program Coordinator
  • Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech, President & CEO
  • Deanna Speidel, Sask Polytech, Interim Indigenous Strategy Director

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9:30 – 10 a.m.

Children’s story time:
Join Brandi Kohl, Regina Indigenous Students’ Centre coordinator, as she shares some short Indigenous stories!

Join children's story time on Zoom
10:30 – 11 a.m.

miyo wahkowtowin, Good Relations:
Join Anita Cameron, Moose Jaw Indigenous Students’ Centre coordinator to hear some highlights from Indigenous Strategy for this academic year through a video collage!

Join miyo wahkowtowin on Zoom
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Pow Wow Fitness:
Join Deanna Speidel, Indigenous Strategy interim director, for a Pow Wow fitness class!

 Join pow wow fitness on Zoom
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Traditional hand games:
Join Sanford Strongarm Senior to learn how to play some traditional Indigenous hand games with your family!

Join traditional hand games on Zoom
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Learn how to bake bannock:
Jennifer Brockman, Prince Albert Indigenous Students’ Centre coordinator will share a brief history of bannock and share the steps on how to make oven-baked bannock. Kyla Morin, Saskatoon Indigenous Students’ Centre coordinator will also share how to make fried bannock.

Learn to bake bannock on Zoom
3 3:30 p.m.

Métis music with the Boyers:
Join Phil and Dallas Boyer as they play some great toe tapping fiddle music to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!

Join the Boyers on Zoom

 

National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations

Mary Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Amy Briley, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Métis Culture and Heritage / Scholarship Foundation Program Coordinator

Deanna Speidel, Sask Polytech, Interim Indigenous Strategy Director

 Dr. Larry S. Rosia, Sask Polytech President & CEO

 

On Sunday, June 21, 2020 the flags for Treaty 4, 6 and the Metis Nation will be raised on each campus in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day.