Brown Bag Lunch Session - Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba Brown Bag Lunch Session - Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba


Oct 26 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brown Bag Lunch Session

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba/Speakers Bureau are hosting their next Brown Bag Lunch Session on:

MFNERC’s Jason Bone will presenting “Retracing Our Steps with Our Greatest of Uncles: Nanaboozhoo”.

From a First Nation perspective, Dr. Leroy Littlebear explains the definition of science is culturally relative. Fasting, dreams, consulting with the Spirits in ceremony is a unique spiritual methodology that the Western world gave up on to produce scientific methods. However, that Western approach has severed our connections and relations to the natural world. This presentation will explore Aadisookaanag (Sacred Stories) about Anangokwaan (the Star World). Focusing on the intricate relationships between Anishinaabe-Ojibwe and their environments, these stories illustrate the ways Anishinaabeg (humans) should live and act in the world in harmony with others, the land, and the Spirit World, therefore providing important understandings to what constitutes identity, community, and heritage. Stories like these, I reason, remind Anishinaabeg how to find help when needed. By centering our lives within Aadisookaan (a Spiritual Story), then all inquiry, all knowledge and knowing, begins with Spirit. Therefore, all our research must begin with our Stories.

Jason Bone’s bio: From Keeseekoowenin First Nation in Treaty 2 territory. He is currently a Native Studies PhD candidate at the University of Manitoba writing his dissertation. He completed his Master of Arts there as well. He graduated from the Indigenous Self Governance joint program through Red River College Polytechnic and the University of Winnipeg in 2013. Jason has student employment experience at the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and was a sessional instructor at the University of Brandon Native Studies, PENT program, and Indigenous Studies at University of Winnipeg. He is currently working at Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre in an instructional Resource Analyst capacity.

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Session will be limited to 30 audience members.