Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

By: Laura Forsythe
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Dishinikawshon Laura Forsythe. Red River Metis nki nitáwikin.


My name is Laura Forsythe. I am Metis from the Red River. As the Treasurer of the First Nations Student Association I invite each of you to come and witness the first SFU Indigenous Day.  Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity.

It will be through this four-hour event that we will be able to engage with Indigenous Culture through sound, sight and taste.

Meena kawapimitin (See you soon)

Marsee  (Thank you)

Laura Forsythe

WHEN: Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10am- 2pm

WHERE: SFU Burnaby Convocation Mall


Cultural Groups Git Hayetsk Dancers, Tzo'kam, Smokey Valle, Tiinesha Begaye, Kulu Dancers, Tsatsu stalqayu and more will share with your through music, dance and song their culture teaching you some of their Indigenous Knowledge.

Artists such as Brandon Gabriel, Pascal A. Pelltier and many more will sharing their Indigenous knowledge through an exhibit of their work, an opportunity to purchase your favorites as well as demonstrations. 

A dream Catcher Workshop is free for those interested in trying something new. And Elders will be leading talking circles for those interested in learning more about Indigenous culture with question and answer periods.

Indigenous organizations such as the First Nations Cultural council and First Nations Wellness, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, First Nations Wellness/Addictions Counsellor Certification Board, will be exhibiting their resources for both Indigenous and non-indigenous attendees.

Many SFU Indigenous Initatives will also be featuring information to share with those in attendance such as Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Studies, Indigenous OLC, and the Office for Aboriginal Peoples


We hope you will join us for our celebration and an opportunity to learn more about the diverse Indigenous culture here on Turtle Island.

Posted on September 08, 2014