Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: September 30, 2023 - 1:00 pm
To: 2:00 pm (SK Time)
Wanuskewin Heritage Park, 4 Penner Rd, Saskatoon, SK
Debbie Sunchild-Petersen, Indigenous Program Coordinator
Start: September 30, 2023 - 1:00 pm
To: 2:00 pm (SK Time)

Risking-on the seat of my pants/skirt : A National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Event


The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and Wanuskewin Heritage Park have joined together to honour residential school survivors.


We are honoured to have award-winning author and residential school survivor Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer, shares her healing journey through her writing and storytelling.


Please join us for The National Truth and Reconciliation Day, there will also be other scheduled activities planned throughout the day!


Please note that admission is by donation.


Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer was raised on Saddle Lake Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Louise is married and has two adult children and three grandsons. She graduated with a Bachelor of social work from the University of Regina. She also completed two years of Nechi Training in St. Albert’s Nechi Institute where she also facilitated the program. She served as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate for two years and has travelled extensively. She has served as a keynote speaker at numerous conferences. Her books, Bear Bones and Feathers, Blue Marrow, The Crooked Good, and Burning In This Midnight Dream published by Coteau Publishers have all received numerous accolades and awards. Louise was awarded an honorary degree from Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Saskatchewan



Jennifer Dawn Bishop is a Metís artist born and raised in Treaty 6. She is an actor, playwright, director, and the Artistic Director of the Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. Jennifer first got into theatre when the Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre (formerly Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company) first opened its doors in 1999 with the Circle of Voices Program. Since then, Jennifer has remained connected to the theatre community and culture. She has a deep love of theatre, her community, and more.



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