This annual event is part of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre’s (SRSC) summer institute programming, which falls under the broad heading of “Healing and Reconciliation through Education.” Creative Conciliations has supported this annual event since 2013.
Above image: Group shot of the 2015 Shingwauk Gathering and Conference attendees on the final day.
2015 Shingwauk Gathering and Conference: Celebrating Resilience | July 31 – August 2
Some highlights from the event include:
Keynote speaker Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Sponsored by the SRSC and partner Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig. A link to his keynote address can be found here.
Keynote speaker and world-renowned architect Douglas Cardinal, sponsored by the SRSC and partner the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association. A link to Cardinal’s keynote address, here.
Special guest, survivor and author Larry Loyie launched his newest book Residential Schools – With the Words and Images of Survivors: A National History – alongside co-authors Wayne K. Spear and Constance Brissenden (not pictured). The book was developed with the assistance of SRSC staff and materials and is the SRSC’s first full-fledged co-publication (with Indigenous Education Press) under its SRSC Imprint initiative. More on Loyie’s book here.
The group also saw comedian, writer, actor Ryan McMahon deliver a stand-up comedy performance as well as lead a youth workshop on reconciliation with our event partner the 4Rs Youth Movement.
Special guest and award-winning interdisciplinary artist Adrian Stimson presented on his in-progress research-intensive and creative exploration of his and his father’s connection to the Shingwauk Indian Residential School and the broader issue of the experience of Survivors who also worked at Residential Schools. This work was supported by the SRSC through a grant provided by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
Jessica Bolduc, executive director of the 4Rs Youth Movement, speaks to the Gathering and Conference delegates.
2014 Shingwauk Gathering and Conference: Art and the Archive | August 1-3
Guest speaker Charlene Bearhead talks with the Gathering and Conference delegates about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Educations Days.
Jonathan Dewar, director of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, introduces award-winning artist and activist Christi Belcourt, on behalf of co-sponsor Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig.
Algoma University Fine Arts graduate Roxanne Martin installs her work in the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre for her presentation to conference delegates.
Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, addresses the crowd.
2013 Shingwauk Gathering and Conference: Healing and Reconciliation Through Education | August 2-4
Barb Nolan facilitates the discussion and workshop on Language Fluency.
Patricia Ningewance in discussion, “Fluency at Native Language Camps, Classrooms and Perhaps at Home.”
“Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories” book event with Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair.
Judy Syrette, director of Anishinaabe Initiatives at Algoma University, speaks to the Gathering and Conference delegates.
Dr. Brian D. McInnes delivers his closing keynote address, “Language and Leadership: Restoring Who We Are Through Culture-based Education.”