HUMBOLDT — A couple of presentations will provide an opportunity for Humboldt residents to learn more about Indigenous culture.
The City of Humboldt's cultural services department is hosting two zoom sessions presented by Delvin Kanêwiyakiho, a member of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner Speaker Bureau.
On Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Kanêwiyakiho will speak about the spirit and intent of treaties.
On the following Wednesday, Oct. 11 from , Oct. 4 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Kanêwiyakiho will talk about the importance of the pipe.
Kanêwiyakiho joined the Office of the Treaty Commissioners Speakers Bureau with 28 years experience as an educator with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. A certified Treaty Catalyst teacher, he helps colleagues with their Treaty teaching using the Treaty curriculum and uses his own experiences to give students a good start in their journey.
In 2015 Kanêwiyakiho received Indspire's 2015 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Award in the Language, Culture and Traditions category. He has cultural currency to speak about most things related to Treaty and nehiyaw settler relations in Canada
Kanêwiyakiho is Plains Cree raised on Little Pine First Nation.
The City of Humboldt will stream this conversation via Zoom at the Gallery over the noon hour, so they invite people to come to the Gallery to watch while they eat their lunch. There is also a Zoom link for folks who would prefer to watch from their own device.
"Whether you join us in person or online, there is no cost to participate but please pre-register by calling the Humboldt and District Museum, 306-682-5226, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org," the city said.
The city is hosting these events as part of the Reconciliation Through Living Heritage pilot project, which is a partnership between the City of Humboldt, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, The Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan and Heritage Saskatchewan.