Native Centre and Library Research Support with Tylor Pavlik, Peer Helper
Tylor Pavlik, Peer Helper from the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL) will be at the Native Centre to meet with students requiring research and citation help with their papers and essays; please check the FNSA Board for weekly schedule. Students can book time for in-depth research assistance, please contact Leeanne Morrow, [email protected], phone: 403-220-3175.
First Nation Student Association (FNSA) – General Meeting and Locker Lottery
On Thursday, September 22from noon to 2 p.m. in the Council Chambers MSC 280. To be equitable and transparent, TNC lockers will be assigned via lottery at that time. New and returning Aboriginal students are requested to join the FNSA on-line: https://orgsync.com/82370/forms/210363/submission, fill out a locker draw slip and enter it into the sparkly box in the main office. The FNSA is also seeking volunteer support – for new Executive Members and event volunteers. For more information, contact Tylor Pavlik: [email protected].
Women’s Ceremonies: Cree Grandmother Tea Ceremony and Sage Picking
Kerrie Moore, Integrative Healing Therapist, will be hosting the upcoming Cree Grandmother Tea Ceremonies for fall 2016 and winter 2017 terms, usually held on the third Tuesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. in the Red Lodge at the Native Centre. Currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, the Women’s Sage Picking Ceremony will take place at Nosehill Park. We will meet at the west parking lot, corner of Edgemont @ Shaganappi Trail NW, at 3:30-3:45 to head into the park to pick sage in ceremony. For more information on these activities, please check out our website: www.ucalgary.ca/nativecentre/.
Native Centre Volunteer Training Session
Friday, September 23, 4 - 5 p.m. in MSC 391, Eagle Conference Room, Native Centre will be hosting our Volunteer Training Session. Please complete your “Volunteer Impact Profile” prior to the Volunteer Training: www.ucalgary.ca/nativecentre, click on “Volunteer with the Native Centre” and sign up to attend this session. Thank you for volunteering with the Native Centre.
Storytelling: Connections to the Land – Seeking Storytellers
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 5 - 8 p.m., the FNSA will be hosting “Storytelling: Connections to the Land”, and storytellers can submit their story applications to the FNSA until September 27. Venue yet to be determined, stay tuned! For more information, please contact Tylor Pavlik: [email protected].
In the Community
A Way of Life: Creating Spiritual & Conscious Awareness Workshops
Lowa Beebe presents Full-day workshops (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) focusing on wellbeing, mindful decision making, weight loss, and reducing stress. Upcoming workshops: September 24, October 20, October 23. Registration Fee $50; contact: [email protected]a, Phone: 403-852-8181
Colouring Peace in Calgary
You are invited to celebrate the launch of a unique, all-ages, trilingual (Blackfoot, Arabic, English) Calgary colouring book on Sunday, September 25 from 3 - 5 p.m. at Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Kensington Close NW. Meet the artists, bring family and friends, with a short program at 3 p.m. followed by refreshments. For every book sold, one book will be given to a Syrian refugee family. For more information, phone: 403-283-1539 or email [email protected].
Making Treaty 7 Returns!
On Thursday, September 29 at 5 p.m. at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, “Making Treaty 7” Gala Dinner and Theatre, with tickets at $150/person. Special thanks to sponsors Imperial and Rath & Company. For more information, please check out the website: www.makingtreaty7.comTickets by phone: 587-999-1877, email: [email protected]
Calgary Centre Youth Council Seeks Youth Participants
The Calgary Youth Council is open for youth (16-24) applications until September 30to select interested youth to meet several times per year to discuss matters important to youth. For more information and to submit your application, please check out: https://www.facebook.com/cyc2016cjc/and follow #youthmatters conversation on twitter: @cyc_cjc.
A iki mo tsi ik – Siksika Health Fundraiser
Siksika Family Violence, Crisis and Victim Services presents a fundraiser, hosted by Eldon Weasel Child, on Friday, September 30 at the Siksika Nation Arbour, featuring Paul Brandt and White Elk, Justin Louis/Section 35 Fashion, and Chef Shane Chartrand, with representation from the Sheldon Kennedy Foundation and Lambert Fox (Justice). $10 students, $30 general admission, doors at 5 p.m. Tickets online: www.brandtandfriends.eventbrite.ca.
CJSW 90.9 FM Seeks Indigenous Insight and Voices
CJSW is interesting in working with Indigenous students, perhaps through a radio segment or a series of segments, or perhaps a workshop for students interested in learning about audio editing or broadcasting. Interested? Please contact CJSW Academic Content Coordinator Sean Willett, phone: 403-689-5460, email: [email protected].
Write for the Gauntlet
The Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s independent student newspaper, is looking for a volunteer columnist eager to write on the issues Indigenous people face in our country. We would expect a short, monthly column on relevant topics of your choice which would be published both in print and online. No prior experience is necessary, but we expect our writers to be comfortable with journalistic writing, meeting deadlines and accepting feedback. If you are interested, please email: [email protected]
SAIT’s Welcome Back Pow-wow – Saturday, October 1, 2016
The Irene Lewis Stadium, Stan Grad Centre, SAIT Main Campus will host the 2016 Welcome Back Pow-wow. Registration opens at 11 a.m., Grand Entry at 1 p.m., Free Supper at 5 p.m. at Chinook Lodge. Dancers contact: [email protected]and crafters/vendors: [email protected]For more information, email: [email protected]or call 403-210-4028, or visit: www.sait.ca
12th Annual “Sisters in Spirit” Vigil**
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Awo Taan Healing Lodge will host the 12th Annual “Sisters in Spirit” Vigil at Olympic Plaza. The Vigil March will commence at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of 3rd Street @ 8th (Stephen) Avenue SW, and arrive at Olympic Plaza at noon for the formal program. **Collecting Women’s/Girls’ Shoes for youth-inspired art installation, with volunteers and helpers setting up the shoes for the Vigil, then donating these shoes to various charities in Calgary (Walk-in Closet, My Best Friends’ Closet, Mustard Seed, Drop-In Centre, etc.). We are seeking donations of new or gently-used shoes, which can be dropped off at 4504 Dalhart Road NW until Monday, October 3. If you need shoes picked, or if you want more information, please check out the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1172821602761425/
Police and Carding: A Comparison between Calgary and Toronto
Panel presentation and discussion on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from noon - 1:45 p.m. in Room 2370, Murray Fraser Hall, University of Calgary, with questions and discussion at 1:15 p.m. For more information, phone: 403-220-2505 or email [email protected]
Haskayne School of Business: “Transitioning from a non-profit to social enterprise”
This latest ConocoPhillips IRIS Seminar will look at the off-grid lighting sector, its emergence and LUTW’s ongoing transition from a non-profit to a social enterprise approach so that it may, more sustainably, respond to electricity needs globally. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the BMO Financial Group Forum, Third Floor, Haskayne School of Business, UCalgary Main Campus. For more information: email [email protected]
Banff Centre – Upcoming Events and Activities
On October 29, 2016, watch live stream keynote speakers of the sold-out Truth and Reconciliation Summit. Indigenous Women in Leadership – December 4 - 9, 2016; Good Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards – November 27 - December 2, 2016. For more information, to see other upcoming courses and activities, and to register, please go to: www.banffcentre.ca.
Art Exhibition: Masks of the Indigenous People by Elizabeth Laishley
Mount Royal University, Bissett Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Bissett School of Business, with the art show running until October 27, 2016. Please check out the website for more information and hours: www.artviewconsulting.ca.
Job Opportunities and Careers
Assistant Professor – Indigenous Psychology
The University of Calgary, Department of Psychology, invites application for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Indigenous Psychology. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017, and deadline for application is October 15, 2016. PhD applicants can submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching dossier, a maximum of three samples of scholarly work, three letters of recommendation, to be sent electronically to: Dr. Hl. Lorrain Radtke, Ph.D, and emailed to Leah Wotherspoon, Administrative Assistant, [email protected]. Applicants may find more information at http://psyc.ucalgary.ca/
Cultural Initiative Lead - Cultural Initiative for Families with SUNRISE
SUNRISE Native Addictions Services Society is seeking support to the Family Counselling Program. Competition closes when a suitable applicant is found. Please view website for details and how to apply: www.nass.ca; email: [email protected]
Two $2500 bursaries available to First Nations college or university students enrolled in Epidemiology, Population Health, Biostatistics, and Information and Data Management Technology. Bursary recipients will also be give free registrations to the Fundamentals of OCAP, a $250 value. Deadline for applications is September 30 at 4 p.m. To apply and for more info, please visit:http://fnigc.ca/FNIGC-2016-national-student-bursary.html.
Southern Alberta Indigenous Youth Awards – S.A.I.Y.A.
Nominations for awards are open to all Southern Albertans who identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit between the ages of 13 - 18 (includes Calgary to the US Border). Selected Indigenous Elders will choose the final three winners in 12 categories and the final decisions will be made by a committee of sponsors and community partners. Deadline for applications: October 15, 2016. More information, visit the website: http://saiyawards.com; please phone Patty Fraser at 403-651-3543 or email: [email protected]. The S.A.I.Y.A. Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 25, 2016, at Mount Royal University’s Laycock Theatre, $50 per ticket, 300 tickets available.
Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund Grants
If you or your organization is promoting the benefits of diverse and multicultural heritage, building a human rights culture or preventing inequitable situations, you may be eligible for funding through the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund. The next deadline for funding applications is Monday, October 3, 2016. Please visit the following links for more information: www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca/human_rights_project_grants.aspContact Cam Stewart: 403-476-4657 or email [email protected].
Under Western Skies 2016: Water – Events, Trends, Analysis Conference
September 27 - 30, at Mount Royal University, Roderick Mah Centre, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW. For more information on this conference, and to register, please check out: http://skies.mtroyal.ca/
Open Education in Action Conference
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maskwacis Cultural College hosts this conference, focussing on “Using open educational practices and resources in our institutions”. Cost $125 include lunch, networking and a certificate of participation. Register by email: [email protected]or phone toll-free: 1-866-585-3925.
2016 Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Conference
The 2016 Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Conference will be held at Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, on October 19 - 20, 2016. For more information and to register:
Braiding the Sweetgrass: A free program for Indigenous Families and their children
This community building program will emphasize traditional practises and ceremonies, healthy brain development and the effects of trauma, and legacy education. Join us for food, friends, sharing, listening, laughter and growing. The group will run from March to June, and September to December. There will be two meetings a month for four months. To register or for more information, please contact Henri at phone 403-207-2526 or email [email protected].