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Celebration of Indigenous Cultures, Arts, Languages, and Entrepreneurship
June 20 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An RBC Reaction by Collision Event!
RRC Polytech’s School of Indigenous Education and RBC invite you to a Collision Event, a celebration and the coming together of Indigenous cultures, arts, languages, history and entrepreneurship, the perfect precursor to your National Indigenous People’s Day and Summer Solstice festivities!
Flow throughout Manitou a bi Bii daziigae – Where Creator Sits, Brings Light in Anishinaabemowin – our newest building at the downtown campus, featuring Indigenous elements, art and inspiration, designed as a hub for technology, collaboration and community.
Settle into the Roundhouse Auditorium for the opening Pipe Ceremony (1:30 pm) with RRC Polytech Elders-in-Residence, followed by intimate Teachings and Storytelling.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of elegant, top-rated and high energy performances, a panel discussion, and special guest speakers in the main Agora.
Explore pockets of Indigenous makers and entrepreneurs, meeting and networking with community and groups throughout the near net zero efficiency space. All are welcome to this community celebration that highlights Indigenous knowledge, talent and innovation.
Please join us for a special announcement at 3:30 – 4:00 pm to celebrate and honour the partnership between RBC and RRC Polytech. Their investment in students today will put RRC Polytech in front of what’s ahead.
Special guests include Indigenous astronomer consultant, author and educator Wilfred Buck; mezzo-soprano Rhonda Head; hoop dancer Shanley Spence; the Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers, Knowledge Keeper; author Jason Bone; Throat Singer Zeann Manernaluk; Rocky Cree Storyteller William Dumas, fiddler Shawn Mousseau, and more!