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Friday
November 19, 2021 
All time is in CST 
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Opening Ceremony and Prayer 

 

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Morning Keynote Address

Denise Lajimodiere-NABS Co-Founder 

 

11:00 - 11:15 AM 

Transition Break

 

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Bearing Witness to Survivors' Stories

Don’t miss this panel of elders who will share their healing journeys from the impacts of attending assimilative boarding schools. They will share their strength, healing, and resiliency with us and we will honor their experiences and uplift their voices.


12:45 - 1:00 PM

Morning Wrap Up

 

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break and Entertainment

Special Guest Announcement Coming Soon!

 

1:30 - 3:00 PM 

Documenting the Truth and Decolonizing Research

This session will focus on decolonizing research and Indigenous ways of knowing. The panelists will highlight several Indigenous-led research projects, explore what it means to decolonize the research process, and uphold Indigenous data sovereignty. Boarding school research especially requires Indigenous methods and researchers.  


3:00 - 3:15 PM

Transition Break

 

3:15 - 4:00 PM

Day One Closing Keynote and Prayer

 

4:00 PM

Thank You and Send Off

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Saturday
November 20, 2021 
All time is in CST 

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Opening Ceremony and Prayer

 

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Morning Keynote Address

Stephanie Scott, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation 

 

11:00 - 11:15 AM 

Transition Break

 

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Advocating for Truth and Justice

Join us as we discuss Secretary Haaland’s Initiative and the bill for a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the U.S. We will examine important aspects of both of these actions to seek truth and healing for stolen Native children and their communities. Learn how you can help support this important initiative and legislation.

12:45 - 1:00 PM

Morning Wrap Up

 

1:00 -1:30 PM

Lunch Break and Entertainment

Special Guest Announcement Coming Soon!

 

1:30 - 3:00 PM 

Youth-Led Movements Toward Intergenerational Healing

Hear from Indigenous youth who are rising up, speaking out, and organizing to seek justice for survivors and victims of Indian Boarding Schools. This panel focuses on youth who have been active in their community advocating for boarding school truth, healing, and justice. Learn from them as they discuss their emotional and healing work.

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Transition Break

 

3:15 - 4:00 PM

Closing Ceremony and Prayer

 

4:00 PM

Thank You and Send Off