Elder's Teaching Series

Traditional knowledge, worldview, and language


Listen and learn from Elders speaking to traditional knowledges, worldviews, languages, and approaches to healing with respect to cultural wellbeing, intergenerational trauma, and Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, connecting, and being. 

This webinar series is hosted by the Office of Indigenous Engagement. 

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Elder's Teaching Series with special guest Tina Fox

October 19, 2022 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (Online via Zoom)

About Tina Fox: 

Tina Fox is an 81-year-old mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a member of the Wesley First Nation. She started her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant, then became a band secretary and administrator and ended up being the first woman elected to band council in 1976 where she served for 14 years, off and on. In 1999 Tina retired from politics and moved to Brandon, Manitoba to attend university. She graduated in 2003 with BA in First Nations and Aboriginal Counselling and has since worked for Stoney Education Authority. She has been awarded with a Lifetime achievement award from YWCA Women of Distinction and has received an Integrity Award from the Cochrane Rotary Club. Tina Fox is a survivor of Morley Indian Residential school. 


Elder's Teaching Series with special guest Doreen Bergum

November 16, 2022 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (Online via Zoom)

About Doreen Bergum: 

Doreen Bergum is a Metis Elder on the University of Calgary Circle of Advisors. Born in an era when it was illegal to express and practice her Metis Culture, she is proud to now be able to educate and share her knowledge and joy of the Metis Culture. She is grateful to open many conferences, meetings and cultural events with prayer, sharing the wisdom and culture of her Metis Ancestors. Doreen teaches jigging, beading, moccasin making and capote making. Her drive comes from her commitment to teaching her Metis Culture to the youth as an important part of Canadian History and in maintaining the Metis Culture for future generations. 


Elder's Teaching Series with special guest Reg Crowshoe 

December 7, 2022 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (Online via Zoom)

About Reg Crowshoe: 

Dr. Reg Crowshoe is a member of the Piikani First Nation in Southern Alberta, where he formerly served as chief. Crowshoe is a well-respected and well-known community leader, ceremonial Elder and spiritual advisor. He has a long-standing relationship with the University of Calgary and has generously shared and offered his guidance, ceremonial leadership and traditional knowledge to students, staff, faculty and senior leadership. He received an honorary doctorate degree from the University in 2001 and is also a member of the University Senate. Crowshoe has been instrumental in the development of UCalgary’s Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, where he was a key member of the Steering Committee. He was also the ceremonial leader and provided the traditional design and interpretation of our cultural symbols for ii’ taa’poh’to’p. 

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