Invitation: FNSA Hosts 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day

Invitation: FNSA Hosts 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day

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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 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day.  Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity.

It will be through this Six-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 24th, 2015 at 10am- 4pm

WHERE: SFU Burnaby Convocation Mall


Cultural Groups will share with your through music, dance and song their culture teaching you some of their Indigenous Knowledge.

The Performance Line up 

10:00 - 10:10    Opening & Elder Prayer 
10:10 - 10:30    KwhliiGbaykw Dancers
10:30 - 10:50    Tiinesha Begaye
10:50 - 11:10    Tsatsu stalqayu
11:10 - 11:30    Dee J Mukluk 
11:30 - 11:50     K.A.S.P Sawan
11:50 - 12:10     Derrick Whiteskycloud 
12:10 - 12:30    Smokey Valley
12:30 – 12:50   Tzo’am 
12:50 - 1:10      Sandy Scofield 
1:10 - 1:30       Kristi St Claire 
1:30 - 2:10       Kulu Dancers 
2:10 - 2:30       Urban Haida Singers
2:30 - 3:10        Git Hayetsk Dancers 
3:10 - 3:30        Urban kwakwak'awakw cultural group
3:30                 Closing

Artists such as Brandon GabrielRory Dawson, Shirley Brown, Selma Thevarge, Calvin Harry, Jackie Timothy 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 CentreFirst Nations Wellness/Addictions Counsellor Certification BoardBC Aboriginal Child Care SocietyVACFASS and many more. 

Many SFU Indigenous Initiatives will also be featuring information to share with those in attendance such as Indigenous Student Centre, 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.


Here is the video telling more about the event click here 


Posted on August 10, 2015