Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is presenting the tenth annual Keeping the Fires Burning / Grandmother honouring ceremony and dinner on Thursday, June 16,
from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue.
There will be a Grand Entry at 5:30 pm.
"Kookum's wisdom is the best medicine — keeping our promise to the 7th Generation"
Hosts: Shaneen Robinson and Wab Kinew
Early Bird Special (ends March 31, 2011):
Tables of 10: $1,000
Individual tickets: $100
After March 31, 2011:
Tables of 10: $1,250
Individual tickets: $125
For further information:
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Avenue
fax: 204: 953.5824
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc. is a registered charity (Registration No. 85494 1135 RR001)
“For 500 years, our Grandmothers have kept the fires burning. They were the warriors who kept our stories and our songs alive, our languages spoken, our connections to Mother Earth strong and our spirits brave. Now it is our turn to keep the fires burning.”
Keeping the Fires Burning recognizes and celebrates the important contributions that First Nations, Inuit and Métis Elder women have made in the protection, preservation and promotion of First Peoples’ cultures.
Oscar Lathlin Memorial Award
This honour is in recognition of the inspirational leadership provided by the late Honourable Oscar Lathlin. He acknowledged the traditional role of women as being integral to healthy families and communities.
The 3rd Annual Oscar Lathlin Memorial Award will be presented at the dinner.
This award is presented to a First Nations, Inuit or Métis woman, between the ages of 18 and 60, who resides in Manitoba, and who has demonstrated leadership in living her traditional teachings.