Forum 2017

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Accounting for the Past, Envisioning the Future:

A Seven Generations Based Framework

for the Bruce Peninsula

May 5 – May 7th 2017

Tobermory Community Centre

Tobermory · Ontario

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PRELIMINARY FORUM PROGRAM DETAILS
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Bruce Peninsula Shoreline North of Cabot Head

Friday Afternoon

Field Trip

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m

Location: Saugeen First Nation

Please join us for a visit to the Saugeen First Nation located just north of Southampton on Highway 21. Start time is 1:30PM. Take the French Bay Road north from the highway (SOK signs will be posted) and drive to the parking lot at the James Mason Cultural and Recreational Centre. Through talks with the chief and elders, we will have the opportunity to become familiar with this unique community. For background, consider these websites:

Saugeen First Nation Website

Saugeen First Nation Wiki

Registrants will be responsible for their transportation to the site.


Art Show

Friday Evening

Social Hour – Live Music and Cash Bar

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Tobermory Community Centre

At 6:00 p.m. the doors to the Tobermory Community Centre will open for a social hour for Forum attendees with live music and cash bar.

Forum Film Festival

Stephen Scharper

7:00 – 9:00 Mini-Film Festival with host STEPHEN SCHARPER, University of Toronto.

Stephen Scharper will host the mini-film festival on this year’s theme engaging all in stimulating and lively discussion. This is a tradition of Sources of Knowledge Forums and not to be missed.

Forum Films

Relevant film excerpts.

 


Saturday Morning

Registration & Welcome

Time: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Location: Tobermory Community Centre

Refreshments provided by Friends of Bruce District Parks


Welcomes


9:00 – 9:15 a.m. BRIAN MCHATTIE – 2017 Forum Chair. Introduction of topic and overview of the weekend.

Saturday Morning: Session 1 – Accounting for the Past

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Dan Longboat

Time: 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Speaker: Dan Longboat, Director, Indigenous Studies and Science, Trent University

Topic: SEVEN GENERATIONS THINKING: UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE BY REMEMBERING THE PAST

Talk on Seven Generations Thinking with a perspective on how the past is viewed to inform thinking about the future.

 

 

 

 


BREAK – 10 – 10:15 – Refreshments provided by Friends of Bruce District Parks


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Alan Corbiere

Time: 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Topic: HOW HISTORIC TREATIES GUIDE TODAY’S UNDERSTANDING OF FIRST NATIONS AND NON-INDIGENOUS RELATIONS

Speaker: Alan Corbiere, Anishinaabemowin Revival Program Coordinator at Lakeview Shool, M’chigeeng first nation.

How historic treaties guide today’s understanding of first nations and non-indigenous relations.

 

 


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Nathan Tidridge

Time: 11:00- 11:45 a.m.

Topic: THE QUEEN AS TREATY PARTNER  

Speaker: Nathan Tidridge, Teacher of History and Government, Waterdown High School

The Crown’s Role in Reconciliation.

 

 

 


LUNCH – Tobermory Restaurants or BYO


Saturday Afternoon: Session 2 – Guides to the Future

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Deborah McGregor

Time: 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Topic: TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES

Speaker: Deborah McGregor, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School and Faculty of Environmental Studies

 

 

 

 

 


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James Quinn

Time: 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Topic: WESTERN SCIENCE: Lessons from behavioural ecology, the neighbourhood, and nature.

Speaker: James Quinn, McMaster University, Biology Department

 

 

 

 

 

 


BREAK – 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Refreshments provided by Friends of Bruce District Parks


Time: 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Topic: Bringing Our Bruce Peninsula Communities Together: Principles and Plans for the Next Seven Generations

A panel of Elders and Youth from Neyaashinimiing, Saugeen, and the non-native community come together to envision a collaborative future.


Afternoon Activities

Time: 3:45 – 5:30 p.m.

Activity options

A. Anishinaabemowin Workshop, Alan Corbiere
B. Sacred Water Walk and Ceremony, Lenore Keeshig
C. Just a Walk: The Burnt Point Loop, Jane Greenhouse

 

 

 


Saturday Evening

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Tobermory Community Centre

 

5:30 – 6:30 Social Hour (cash bar)

6:30 – 8:30 Dinner

Sources of Knowledge Award of Excellence Presentation

 

Keynote speaker: Dr. John Borrows

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John Borrows

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, University of Victoria

and citizen of the Chippewas of the Nawash First Nation

 

Learning From The Land:

Understanding Anishinaabe Law on the Saugeen Peninsula

 


Singing Sands

SUNDAY MORNING

BIRDING EXCURSION

Time: 6:30-8:30 a.m.

Location: TBA

Leader is ROD STEINACHER, Past President Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory, Local Naturalist and Educator. Another Sources of Knowledge tradition, and a great time for birds on the Peninsula!Registration required.


THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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Sunday Session 1

CULINARY DELIGHTS MARKET

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Location: Tobermory Community Centre

Now a Sources of Knowledge tradition, a local market featuring Bruce Peninsula Specialty Vendors (samples and sales); Live Music!

Sunday Session 2

FORUM/COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Tobermory Community Centre

 

Summary of Saturday’s sessions and an introduction to Sunday

9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Brian McHattie, 2017 Forum Chair

A FUTURIST ENVISIONS THE BRUCE PENINSULA 2017-2157

9:40 – 10:30 a.m. Kit Worzel, FutureSearch Blog

Breakout Sessions

10:30-12:00 p.m. Envisioning possible futures for the Bruce Peninsula 2017-2157, followed by a quick summary and mention of interest in further workshops to develop futures (guided by facilitators).

Summary & Closing

12:00-12:30 p.m. Summary of breakout sessions and Forum Closing.


Forum Event

Art Exhibit

Featuring inspired work of artists from the Bruce Peninsula.

Produced in conjunction with the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists.


Forum Sponsors

We appreciate the support of this year’s Forum Sponsors

PLATINUM

Jane and John Greenhouse
Bill and Judy Caulfeild-Browne
Blue Heron Company
Parks Canada

GOLD

Bruce Anchor Cruises
Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula
Niagara Escarpment Views
Gordon and Shirley Nelson

SILVER

Bear Wheel and Brake Service
Parkland Fuel Corp (Sparlings)
Caframo
Summer House Park
Readers Haven Book Store
Harold Sutherland Construction
Suntrail Source for Adventure
Tim Hortons


Monday May 8th

A guided Field Trip to the Shequiandah archaeological site on Manitoulin Island, a site which featured prominently in Dr. Peter Stork’s address to the 2016 SOK Forum, has been arranged on the Monday after the regular Forum.

The site is on private lands (multiple lots and owners) and permission is required. Dr. Patrick Julig of Laurentian University has agreed to arrange the visit and lead us on the site. There is as yet no prepared trail; the site is steep and rocky with poison ivy in places. Participants should be in reasonable physical shape.

There are multiple cultures and sites represented, including the Middle Woodland Sheguiandah East site, and natural features like the Mystic ridge, and multiple beach ridge features as you “walk back in time” on this historical trail up the hill. A description of the site, the archaeological argument it sparked 50 years ago, and the role Dr. Julig played in that debate are all well presented at http://www.magma.ca/~rel/sheg/shegcore.html.

Participants will leave Tobermory as foot-passengers on the 8:50a ferry from Tobermory, and return from South Baymouth on the 3:30p sailing. The tour includes the ferry and the bus that will pick us up and return us to South Baymouth. A $15 donation will be made on each participant’s behalf to the site. (Work currently being undertaken to making the site more accessible and also more secure.) We will also visit the Shequiandah Museum, and time permitting wander around the historic village. Participants should bring their lunch.

NOTICE: THIS MONDAY EVENT HAS PROVED TO BE POPULAR. IT IS NOW SOLD OUT.
If you would like to be on the Wait List please contact us.


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