On behalf of the School of Indigenous Education, Red River College is pleased to host the 13th Annual Pow Wow Honouring Aboriginal Graduates on Friday, May 3, 2013 in the North Gym. Please find below a breakdown of the day’s events.
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
||Pipe Ceremony in the Aboriginal Support Centre, Building “F”, Room 209
||Honour Aboriginal Graduates – gift giving
||Feast in North Gym
Stop by for a piece a bannock and sip of tea, or peruse the crafters booths and enjoy the dancing and music.
Should you have any questions, please contact Tracy Brant at 204-632-2106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red River College President Stephanie Forsyth addressed a packed house at an Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week, speaking on the topic of Aboriginal post-secondary education.
Forsyth discussed the College’s longstanding commitment to engaging and supporting Aboriginal students; shared some success stories about Aboriginal graduates who are making a difference in their communities; and outlined how the College plans to make Aboriginal student achievement a strategic priority by integrating traditional knowledge and practices throughout the organization.
The full text of President Forsyth’s speech is below.
Red River College’s Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations department will host an event to connect Aboriginal LGBTT* people and RRC in a meaningful way that honours the voices of Indian Residential School Survivors.
On Thursday, May 17, 2012, the department will partner with Two Spirited People of Manitoba Inc., and the organizers of RRC’s LGBTT* Initiative, to host “Gakina Awiiyaa — We Are All Related,” an event celebrating both communities’ participation in post-secondary education.
The event will feature presentations by Kelly Houle, a two-spirited residential school survivor, and the University of Saskatchewan’s Dr. Alexandria Wilson, a member of the Opaskwayak First Nation who will speak about the effect of residential schools on Aboriginal gender identity, as well as the repercussions on education, communities and ceremony.
Held to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, the event stems from earlier presentations organized by Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations for RRC students and staff, exploring the impact of Western viewpoints on Aboriginal gender identities, as well as an overview of pre-colonial roles of Two-Spirit (LGBTT*) people.
Red River College’s School of Indigenous Education hosted the 12th Annual Graduation Pow Wow last week, honouring the achievements of our Aboriginal graduates and paying tribute to their personal triumphs.
Held Friday, May 4, at RRC’s Notre Dame Campus, the event celebrated the accomplishments of 93 Aboriginal graduates, and attracted more than 850 friends, family members and dignitaries to a day-long event that included a pipe ceremony, traditional dancing, and a feast.
Another highlight of the event was the presentation of the Jules Lavallee Award, named after a former RRC Elder-in-Residence. This year’s award went to Corey Bear, a student from RRC’s Biindigen College Studies program.
Christmas Craft for Students
The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations is pleased to offer a Christmas Craft session with Elder in Residence, Mae Louise Campbell
Wednesday, November 23 & Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Christmas Craft: Medicine Bag
Aboriginal Support Centre
F209 (lounge area)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
With our hectic and heavy schedules, we will be offering this workshop as an “open session”, allowing students to stop by on November 23 to get their Christmas Craft started. If students are unable to complete it, they will have the opportunity to complete it on November 30.
Materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own – get creative!
Makes a great gift and no experience necessary!
Women’s Full Moon Drumming
Please join us in the Aboriginal Support Centre, room F205 on Thursday, November 10 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for Women’s Full Moon Drumming with Elder, Mae Louise Campbell.
Although drums will be provided, feel free to bring your own drum. No past drumming experience or knowledge is necessary! All are welcome.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Tracy Brant at 632-2106 or email: email@example.com.
Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations is offering a first of its kind workshop entitled Traditional Naming Ceremony and will be facilitated by Elder in Residence, Mae Louise Campbell.
Participants will hear about the cultural significance and purpose of the naming ceremony and will learn how to obtain their Aboriginal name.
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2011
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Aboriginal Support Centre,
Building F, Room 209.
For additional information, please contact Tracy Brant at 632-2106 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations at the Exchange District Campus will be hosting a Fall Feast, led by Elder, Levinia Brown and Cultural Advisor, Rob Apetagon for staff and students on:
Monday, October 3rd
Exchange District Campus
The Roblin Centre Room P107
From 12:00pm – 1:00 pm.
The feast will be in recognition of the autumnal equinox and is an excellent opportunity for both students and staff to come together, enjoy a good meal and celebrate.
Please pass this invitation along to other staff and your students. For more information call me at 949-8506 or email at email@example.com
Please join us in the Aboriginal Support Centre on Wednesday, October 12 from 12:00pm – 1:00 pm for Women’s Full Moon Drumming with Elder, Mae Louise Campbell.
Although drums will be provided, feel free to bring your own drum. No past drumming experience or knowledge is necessary!
All are welcome.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Tracy Brant at 632-2106 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Come learn about how to apply for awards and tap into some free money! Refreshments will be served.
Notre Dame Campus
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Room: Aboriginal Student Support Centre, F209
Exchange District Campus
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Room: Multi Purpose Room, P107