The banquet provided an opportunity to get to know each other and to visit the booths.
Roast turkey with stuffing and gravy, salmon fillets, bread rolls, buttermilk mashed potatoes, honey dill baby carrots, mixed green salad, broccoli salad, cheesecake samplers, and apple crisp were served. Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea was provided. Alcoholic beverages were available at the cash bar.
Mylan Tootoosis, Poundmaker First Nation, Doctoral Student, Department of Indigenous Studies,
University of Saskatchewan
Mylan Tootoosis is Nêhiyawpwat (Plains Cree-Nakota) from Poundmaker Cree Nation located within Treaty Six Territory. He is currently a Doctoral Student in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his Masters of Arts in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in 2013 and obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Indigenous Liberal Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is also a certified life skills coach and a graduate student member of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan. Mylan's thesis and research concentrates on Decolonization, Pending Water Crisis in the Saskatchewan River Water Basin and Indigenous Sustainability.