Treaty 4: The Next Generation Project / La prochaine génération

Treaty 4: The next generation project (also known as Treaty4Project) is an educational project that allows students to explore the idea of treaty citizenship to better understand the role of their generation in Treaty 4 territory (Saskatchewan) today and in the future. It is our hope this project will reinforce inclusive viewpoints about Saskatchewan’s history and promote the development of student ideas and actions of what treaty citizenship could be.

lundi 10 avril 2017

Coming soon... April 13th

Treaty 4 / Traité 4

Treaty 4: The Next Generation
Youth Conference
Regina Public Schools Division Office
Ron Mitchell Centre
Thursday, April 13th, 2017

@Treaty4Project     #treaty4project


9:20 a.m. - Students and Presenters Arrive       
9:30 a.m. - Welcome / Intro - Sarah Longman
9:40 a.m. - Opening Prayer with Life Speaker Noel Starblanket

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. - Keynote Presentation with Anna-Leah King & Mike Cappello
Moving away from Darkness 

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Snack Break           

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Break-out Session 1

Brad Bellegarde - Rap as the new buffalo: the role of Hip Hop in Indigenous Education (Ron Mitchell)
CBC Future 40 Award Winner and Neechie Gear Role Model, Brad Bellegarde aka InfoRed has been a featured artist at events such as Aboriginal Music Week  in Winnipeg, Manitoba, APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live and Vancouver’s Olympic Games celebrations. Brad is a proud Nakota/Cree member of the Little Black Bear First Nation  who calls Regina, SK home. A true believer that education is the new Buffalo, his work in schools gave him a unique opportunity to present his methods of education at the VIII International Conference of Intercultural Education in Indigenous Contexts in Temuco, Chile. In 2012, InfoRed performed for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during their Royal visit.  InfoRed’s session is entitled “Rap as the New Buffalo: the role of Hip Hop in Indigenous Education” and will lead students in discovering the unique connection that Hip Hop has with the rest of the music world. Where it started and how InfoRed uses it to teach about First Nations culture.

Anna-Leah King & Mike Cappello - Follow up (Elder's Room)

Tammy Ratt - Cree language (Multicultural)

Film viewing: RIIS Medias Project (Classroom)
The RIIS (Regina Indian Industrial School) Media Project was started as a community healing multimedia resource for the Regina Indian Industrial School legacy funded by The United Church of Canada. RIIS Media Project, Inc. is a non profit organization to develop, create and present media related to the Regina Indian Industrial School, the families, communities and legacy of the school. The RIIS Media Project not only produces and shares the documentary, RIIS from Amnesia, but also other stories by different storytellers inspired by the Regina Indian Industrial School, the students, families and communities.

Rhett Sangster - Office Treaty Commissioner (Mary Hicks)
Rhett coordinates the OTC’s efforts to promote reconciliation, trust and partnerships among residents of Saskatchewan. Rhett grew up in Treaty 6 territory (Tisdale) and is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.A. Political Studies). He moved to Ottawa in 2000 to become a Foreign Service Officer and has spent the brunt of his career working on issues of international conflict and peace building. He spent three years posted as a diplomat in Turkey, led a successful effort to improve dialogue and cooperation between Afghan and Pakistani border officials, and coordinated Canadian international policy on mediation, peace processes and the effects of war on women and girls.  Rhett accepted a Rotary Peace Fellowship in 2012 and graduated in May 2014 with a Masters in International Development Policy from Duke University. His thesis focused on conflict prevention and reconciliation in Saskatchewan.  Rhett’s presentation will focus on the role of the OTC in encouraging reconciliation.
Life Speaker Noel Starblanket (Karen Holm)

11:45 - 12:15 a.m. -

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. -
Break-out Session 2

Ben Ironstand / Erin Goodpipe - Playback theatre (Ron Mitchell)
Ben Ironstand and Erin Goodpipe are research assistants at the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre at First Nations University of Canada. They have let a variety of workshops and other interactive learning experiences. Playback theatre is improvisational storytelling theatre. The leaders and the workshop participants collaborate to act out a story being told to and by the audience.

UR Stars (The Study)
UR STARS is a student-led group at the University of Regina that focuses on Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppressive practices in education. We believe that truth comes before reconciliation.  We will focus on how students can advocate for what they want and need to know, and then, how students can use what they have learned to be active citizens in their community.

Brenda Dubois (Elder's room)
Brenda Dubois is employed by the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region as an Aboriginal Community Development Coordinator, as well as her role as grandmother at the Aboriginal Student Centre at the University of Regina.  She will be speaking about the role of young people in the process of truth and reconciliation.

Nickita Longman - Stepping up to Reconciliation (Multicultural Room)
What steps are necessary to take before achieving reconciliation? What are our individual requirements? What can we do as a group?  In this workshop, we'll explore looking in before we can act out reconciliation.

Film viewing: RIIS Medias Project (Classroom)

Rhonda Stevenson - Culture and Place (Mary Hicks)

James Daschuk - Clearing the Plains (Karen Holm)
Jim Daschuk is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology and health Studies at the University of Regina. His book, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life has won numerous awards including the Governor General's Medal for scholarly research in history. In 2016, the Literary Review of Canada included it in the list of the 25 most influential Canadian books of the past 25 years. His talk considers the treaty period and its role in shaping First Nations health to the present.

1:00 - 1:10 a.m. -

1:10 - 1:55 a.m. -
Break-out Session 3         

Ben Ironstand / Erin Goodpipe - Playback theatre (Ron Mitchell)

Rhonda Stevenson and Tammy Ratt - Cree language (The Study)

Brandi Kohl & Desiree White - Rainbow Youth Centre - Challenging self-image (Elder's Room)
Brandi is the Youth Skills Coordinator at the Rainbow Youth Centre where she facilitates education programs for youth on anger management, addictions, and life skills.  Desiree White is the Program Director at the Rainbow Youth Centre where she oversees and supports youth programs.  During this workshop, youth will engage in fun and interactive activities that will help them to recognize and challenge their own negative thought patterns. This workshop will spotlight how negative self-talk can affect their everyday interactions.  In return, youth gain skills on how to create healthy thought patterns.

Nickita Longman - Stepping up to Reconciliation (Multicultural Room)

RIIS presentation (Classroom)

Sarah Longman (Mary Hicks)
Sarah Longman has been an educator for 20 years, working as a classroom teacher, professor, consultant and currently as a supervisor of Aboriginal Education for Regina Public Schools.. During her career she has worked with a variety of learners including elementary children, adolescents and adult learners. Sarah has taught at the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada and the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program, Regina campus. In her role in all of these areas her focus and passion has always been Aboriginal Education. Sarah relies heavily on her faith and cultural beliefs, it is her belief system and her teachings from the Elders that is the core of who she is. She is very proud of her cultural heritage and Anishinabe background. She is a member of George Gordon First Nation and a VERY proud mother of two amazing young ladies who are also alumni of First Nations University of Canada. Her session “Treaty Relationships” asks what makes a good relationship? Relationships are an essential part of life and something we all share. Relationships nurture us, relationships nourish us and relationships help us to understand who we are. This session will use a card sort activity to guide us in understanding the essential qualities of relationships. Through understanding these qualities we can take this learning and transfer it to understanding Treaty relationships.  

James Daschuk - Clearing the Plains (Karen Holm)

1:55 - 2:45 a.m. - Break-out Session 4           

Art project: Discussion with Jori Cachene

2017 Committee Members: Monique Bowes, Heather Findlay, Naomi Fortier-Fréçon, Jessica Moser, Tana Mitchell, Tracey Ellis, Elizabeth Therrien & Janine Taylor

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lundi 2 mai 2016

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Treaty 4: The Next Generation
Youth Conference
Regina Public Schools Division Office
Ron Mitchell Centre
Monday, May 9th, 2016
                                          9:30  - 11:40 a.m.

@Treaty4Project     #treaty4project

Students and Presenters Arrive        9:20 a.m.
Greeters - Calvin Racette and Janine Taylor
Welcome                    9:30 a.m.
MC - Calvin Racette
Greg Enion - Director of Regina Public Schools

Opening Prayer                9:40 a.m.
Life Speaker Noel Starblanket

Keynote Presentation            9:45 - 10:25 a.m.
Shauneen Pete and Mike Cappello

Break-out Sessions            10:35 - 11:35 a.m.

Shauneen Pete and Mike Cappello - Follow-up (The Study)
Russell Fayant - The Metis Experience (Classroom)
James Daschuk - Clearing the Plains (Elder’s Room)
Creeson Agecoutay - Media and Indigenous People (Multicultural)
UR S.T.A.R.S. - Blanket Exercise (Ron Mitchell)
Vince Lavallee - Relationship Building (Mary Hicks)
Life Speaker Noel Starblanket - Treaty 4 Relationships (Karen Holm)

2016 Committee Members:     Monique Bowes, Heather Findlay, Leia Lang, Jessica Moser, Calvin Racette, Tamara Ryba, & Janine Taylor
UR S.T.A.R.S. - Raquel Bellefleur & Meagan Dobson

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Thank you everyone for this amazing morning.
 Next Treaty4Project Youth Conference on May 9th AM

Merci à tous pour cette matinée fantastique.
 La prochaine conférence jeunesse sera le 9 Mai

April 29th - Reconciling the Broken Trust, Living the Treaty Relationship with Charlene Bearhead

Credit Photo : Monique Bowes

April 29th - Brenda DuBois shares with treaty4project students about treaties & the Indian act

Credit Photo : Monique Bowes

April 29th - Life speaker Noel Starblanket leading a session

Credit photo : Monique Bowes