Legacy of Hope Exhibition Agenda
On Thursday, September 28th at 4pm, survivors are invited to a private opening ceremony and feast for the exhibition “Bi-Giwen Honouring our Journeys – Truth-telling from the Sixties Scoop” in partnership with Legacy of Hope Foundation. At 6pm, this exhibition will be open to the public.
Agenda – Opening Ceremonies
Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop
Co-presented by: Legacy of Hope Foundation and National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network
Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa.
Survivor-only space: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Public Opening 6:00pm-8:00pm
MC’s: Vicki Boldo, National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network and Co-Chair of the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network
Craig Phillips, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Vice-Dean, Governance and Secretary of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
4:00 pm Smudging of Space, Pipe Ceremony and Blessing of Room
Leroy Bennett, Anishnaabe nini, Cultural Support Worker, Sagamok Anishnabek First Nation, ON
4:00-4:45 Sixties Scoop Survivor Tour of Exhibition
4:45-5:45 Feast for Sixties Scoop Surviviors
6:00 Opening and Welcome to Algonquin Territory:
Elder Claudette Commanda, Algonquin Anishnabeg, Kitigan-Zibi. Elder in Residence at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
6:15 Bi-Giwen Exhibition Organizer Remarks: Legacy of Hope
Richard Kistabish, President and Chairperson, Legacy of Hope Foundation, Algonquinl; Abitibiwinni First Nation
6:25 Opening from Elder:
Parmalia Bourgie, Métis Nation.
6:36 Bi-Giwen Exhibition Partner Remarks: National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network
Colleen Cardinal, Co-Founder, National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network, Saddle Lake Cree First Nation.
6:50 Opening words from Elder:
Sally Webster: Inuit elder, Baker Lake
7:00 Words from Bi-Giwen Exhibition Participants:
7:00 Nina Segalowitz, Inuit/Chipewyan; Fort Smith, NWT
7:05 Brent Mitchell, Métis; Winnipeg, MB
7:10 Sharon Gladue-Paskimin, Plains Cree; Thunderchild First Nation, SK
Leroy Bennett – drum song
(for those that are gone; those who could not make it, those who are struggling)