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Workshops in Building Capacity for Reconciliation

Join us for the public portion of our workshop, "Building a Cree Education System", on Wednesday November 20 at 6:00 pm in the Mayer Hall of the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre. No cost to attend, everyone is welcome.




Augustana's Workshops in Building Capacity for Reconciliation is a co-curricular certificate program, open to Augustana students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the larger Camrose and University of Alberta communities who want to learn more about the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Through a series of six thematic workshops, participants will learn from experts, engage in meaningful dialogue, and consider the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Final Report and 94 Calls to Action. With a focus on how Augustana can be a leader in reconciliation at the post-secondary level, these workshops will also build participants' personal capacities to engage in reconciliation work.


Registration for the 2019-2020 Workshop Series is now closed. Questions about the workshops and the program can be directed to  

Workshops Schedule for 2019-2020:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – What is Reconcilation? Featuring a presentation by Dr. Daniel Sims (Tsay Keh Dene, University of Alberta), and and experiential learning activity
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – Piikani Residential School Archaeology with Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn (Piikani; Simon Fraser University)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Maskwacis Education Schools Commission with Superintendent Brian Wildcat (Ermineskin Cree Nation) and other guests
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – Culture & Performance in the North, with performers of Unikkaaqtuat 
Date TBA – Stories of / from Beadwork, with author Gregory Scofield (Red River Métis, University of Victoria) and other guests
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – Reconciliation in Australia, with Jessie Lloyd and other members of Mission Songs Project


The Workshops in Building Capacity for Reconciliation program wishes to thank the Best Western Plus Camrose Resort and Casino for their fourth year of support of this program.