National Gathering of Elders 2017

Create: 09/16/2017 - 03:34

Photos by June Black.

The 2017 National Gathering of Elders was held in Edmonton from September 11-14.

Elders Gatherings are a wonderful time for people to visit and exchange memories and knowledge, to create new friendships and to renew old ones. These Gatherings provide a chance to gain perspective on how other First Nations live. The basic purpose of the Gathering is the need for Elders throughout the country to have inter-social and community links that bind them together as one people. It allows them to intermingle with like-minded, like-aged individuals and their families, to reveal common grounds that strengthen those links. It will offer the opportunity to interface with youth, which helps to mitigate the generation gap, and allows the younger generations to demonstrate respect, regard, and honour for their Elders.

NHL RADIO CONTEST: The word of the week (week 1) is kaa ki ta we ta mo win (Oji-Cree) or kaketaweniitamowin (Cree). Ask an Elder to tell you its meaning, and submit your essay or artwork for a chance to win a trip to Toronto to see the Leafs take on the Oilers on December 10! 

Date Published: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 03:30