We Are All Treaty People




The Treaty Elder Series

  • February 04, 2018 12 pm - 2 pm
  • St. Joseph's Parish, Saskatoon

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The Treaty Elder Series is being hosted by St. Joseph's Parish in Saskatoon on Sunday, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 following the 11 a.m. Mass.

Coming out of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this event offers the audience the opportunity to simply listen and experience the richness of Indigenous Spirituality and Culture. This educational event will focus on enhancing our awareness and understanding of Treaty History, and Indigenous Spiritual life from the perspective of community Elders.

Community elders will share their own experience and perspective along with Lyndon Linklater offering an introduction into Treaty history. These presentations are arranged through the Office of the Treaty Commissioner. Myron Rogal will represent the Diocesan Council for Truth and Reconciliation

This event will include a modest lunch (soup and bannock) hosted by St. Josephs' Parish Hall.

Please RSVP Darlene at st.josephparish@sasktel.net or by phoning (306) 244-1556.

For more information you can contact Mike Broda at mmbroda@sasktel.net or by phoning (306) 291-5710.

12:15 Lunch with Indigenous Blessing

12:30 Program:
    Welcome: St.Joseph’s Parish
    Path to Reconciliation: Myron Rogal
    History of Treaties: Lyndon Linklater
    Indigenous Spirituality: Agnes Desjarlais

1:30 Q & A

2:00 Closing remarks              


Speakers' Bios:
Myron is employed by the Diocese of Saskatoon, Coordinating the Office of Justice and Peace. Since the formation of the Diocesan Council of Truth and Reconciliation in late 2012, Myron has been appointed to staff the efforts of this council, made up of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Catholic Leadership.

Lyndon has been a member of OTC Speakers Bureau since 2000 reaching well over 30, 000 people.  He delivers awareness and understanding about the Treaties and First Nations people.  Lyndon is a powerful story teller and utilizes First Nation teachings which involve knowledge of ceremonies and mixes humor to deliver a poignant message.

Agnes is from the Muskowekwan First Nation in Saskatchewan and as a child, attended residential school.  Early on, Agnes resided and worked in Toronto for the Friendship Center and was an activist in the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the United States in the mid- 70’s.   She is a member of the National Elders Committee for Corrections Canada and has worked at the Okimaw and Beardy’s Healing Lodge as well as Pine Grove, Edmonton, Beaudin and Drumheller Aboriginal Corrections over the last 20years.  She is currently an active Elder for various organizations in Saskatoon.