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Spring Feast with Guest Dr. Ethel Gardner

March 17, 2016

Indigenous Graduate Students Feasting our Ancestors with Guest Dr. Ethel Gardner (a Stó:lō member of the Skwah First Nation)

You are invited to join us for our Spring Feast where we will feed our Ancestors and then share a meal. After the meal all people in attendance have an opportunity check in with one another using a talking circle format. Students will be given the opportunity to share about their current research and educational endeavors while receiving and providing feedback for their peers.

Date: April 21st.
Location: Indigenous Student Center
RSVP: by April 19th for food purposes and add any dietary restrictions
Time: 5-7pm
Food: Provided by Cedar Feast House Catering

please note this is a closed event for Aboriginal students only

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ethel Gardner

The Spring Feast will include guest speaker Dr. Ethel Gardner, who is an Elder in Residence at SFU. Dr. Gardner's SFU PhD dissertation examined the syntax, history and cultural significance of the Halq'eméylem language. 

As a faculty member at Simon Fraser University, and later, Lakehead University, Gardner led the design and development of Indigenous teacher education programs across Canada.  As well, she was the director of the Indigenous Languages Education initiative with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education. 

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