māmowi āsohtētān | let’s cross this together

5th annual Internal Truth and Reconciliation Forum: 

Continuing the Conversation on Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression

A gathering for the USask community
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

tanshi   tawāw   anin sikwa   edlanet'e   hau koda    welcome!

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement and facilitated by the Mistatimōk Committeethis annual event is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action and provides an opportunity to gather and to constructively and respectfully dialogue and plan for the university environment we need and want.

Naming of the Forum

māmowi āsohtētān
(pronounced maah-ma-wih aah-soh-day-daan)

"let's cross this together"

A special thanks to Department of Indigenous Studies faculty member and language teacher Randy Morin, who gifted the name māmowi āsohtētān. As he recounted, he had a moment of inspiration about a Cree phrase that encapsulated the theme and intent of the forum and shared it with the vice-provost on a piece of paper with the translation on it. 

As we gather here today, we acknowledge we are on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.

To learn more about Land Acknowledgements: Indigenous.usask.ca