IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEDIA:
Media planning to attend must register online at: http://indigenousgathering.eventbrite.ca/
Please check in at the registration table to pick up your package upon arriving at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.
The intent of the gathering is to bring together indigenous women to discuss important issues, many of which are sensitive. In order to facilitate an intimate atmosphere, many of the discussions will be closed to media. That said, media are invited to attend numerous aspects of the gathering and are welcome to interview presenters and participants from closed sessions during the break.
Events recommended for media:
Wednesday morning – Opening prayer and welcome; Keynote address by Mary Simon; Leadership presentation by Rosemarie Kuptana;
Wednesday evening – Cultural event and gift exchange;
Thursday morning – Keynote address by Marie Wilson; Fostering emerging leaders – “Moving together into the future” presentation;
Thursday evening – Gala and Artists Market (at Explorer Hotel);
Friday morning – Presentation by Tanya Kappo; Education panel “Learning Resilience”
Friday afternoon – Presentation and ratification of Gathering Declaration.
Media will also be able to conduct interviews during any of the assigned networking breaks.
Out of town media may call media booth coordinator Meagan Wohlberg during the conference to arrange interviews at +1 867-444-3363.
Our communications team will also include an in-house film crew who will be on site to do interviews and film the event for a video that will be created of the gathering. Participants in the gathering are also invited to have their portraits taken for an indigenous women in leadership photo campaign.
For more information, please contact Meagan Wohlberg at firstname.lastname@example.org and +1 867 444 3363.
The following representatives will be assisting with the media booth at the gathering:
She is currently working on creating positive imagery as part of cultural revitalization. Kali is focusing on documenting traditional ways of life and elders in their communities. As part of her own cultural revitalization she has been learning how to hunt, fish,trap and tan moose and caribou hides over the last 5 years in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Kali will be taking portraits of the participants at the gathering.
Dëneze Nakehk’o is Denesuline and Dehcho Dene from Denendeh. Dëneze firmly believes that Dene languages and culture is directly connected to the land and water. He has over a decades worth of northern broadcast and communications experience working in radio and television. Video Interviews and media coordination.
Amos Scott is Dechilaa Gotine Tlicho Dene and is also a second generation broadcaster who has been working in media for over 10 years. He is now the Executive Producer and Director of the television documentary series, Dene A Journey. Amos continues to explore using media as a tool for language and cultural emergence.
Tania Larsson is a Tetlit Gwich’in and Swedish student that attends the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she studies jewelry and digital arts. When she is not at school, she spends her summers learning how to tan moose and caribou hides in the Northwest Territories. She uses social media to share pictures and stories of her hide tanning and art endeavors.
Meagan Wohlberg is an award-winning journalist based out of Fort Smith, NWT. Originally from rural, north-central Saskatchewan, Meagan pursued her Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan before completing her graduate diploma in journalism at Concordia University in Montreal. She now works full time as editor of the Northern Journal, a weekly newspaper covering northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Meagan will be serving as media booth coordinator.