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Walking Together - Aboriginal Awareness Week 2015

Program: May 19th to May 22nd

Tuesday, May 19th -  Parks Canada Agency
Opening Ceremony

Venue: Parks Canada Place, 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, QC

10:00 a.m.
Vendors set up in lobby
10:30 a.m.
Dance and drumming by Ottawa River Signers
10:45 a.m.
Welcome and introduction by Masters of Ceremony – Ray Coutu and Paula Garrow
10:50 a.m.
Elder Opening Prayer – Simon Brascoupé
11:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Alan Latourelle, CEO and Aboriginal Champion
11:10 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Dwayne Blackbird, Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation – Aboriginal Consultative Committee Member
11:20 a.m.
Video presentation: "Aboriginal Faces of Parks Canada"
11:35 a.m.
Closing with the Ottawa River Signers
12 noon
Beading workshop with Beverly Anger
Presentation of Aboriginal Films

Arts and Crafts sales in the lobby during the week.

Wednesday, May 20th

Venue: Parks Canada Place, 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, QC

12 noon
Beading workshop with Beverly Anger
Presentation of Aboriginal Films
Throat signing workshop with Charlotte Qamaniq and Cynthia Pitsiulak

Arts and Crafts sales in the lobby during the week.

Thursday, May 21st 

Venue: Parks Canada Place, 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, QC

12 noon
Beading workshop with Beverly Anger
Presentation of Aboriginal Films
Campfire jam session with Andy Mason

Friday, May 22nd - Parks Canada Agency Closing Ceremony

Venue: Parks Canada Place, 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, QC

12 noon
Meeting in the lobby to walk together to the Museum of History
12:15 p.m.
Prayer and Smudging – Elder Simon Brascoupé
12:25 p.m.
Presentation of Parks Canada Wampum Belt
12:30 p.m.
Presentation of Eagle feather
12:35 p.m.
Presentation of Inuit gift
12:45 p.m.
Round dance
1:00 p.m.
Walking Together (back to work!)