The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories

By Tanya Ball

With less than a month before the Writing Stick Conference, we are excited to announce that our programming is in place and over 100 people have registered already.

As mentioned on our website, we have three days of programming lined up including keynote speakers, film shorts, panel sessions, food, and much more!

Our keynote speakers are one of the many highlights of the conference:

  • Marie Wilson
  • Armand Garnet Ruffo
  • Richard Van Camp
  • Patti LaBoucane-Benson

The Writing Stick would like to formally announce our Elder in Residence, Elder Wilson Bearhead from the Paul First Nation. He will be available throughout the conference to provide learning opportunities for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants. Elders from Treaty 7 and Treaty 8 Territories will also be present to perform opening and closing prayers. We will commence the conference with a Sunrise Pipe Ceremony at the University of Alberta.

For more information on these speakers and other sessions, please visit our website. With such an amazing 3 days programming planned, there’s no reason not to register!

We hope to see you there!