“Education for and as Peacebuilding” with Darren Thomas

 
Oct72019
“Education for and as Peacebuilding” with Darren Thomas
Start Date:
Oct 7 - 9:00 am
End Date:
Oct 7 - 3:00 pm

Description

This workshop will examine the philosophical underpinnings of Hodinohsó:ni thought.  Understanding the central tenets of Hodinohsó:ni philosophy is essential to Hodinohsó:ni citizenship.  This philosophy informs how the Hodinohsó:ni used their ancient and spiritual knowledge to construct a society based on peace and universal justice.


Dates: Monday, October 7, 2019

Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Seneca Room, Six Nations campus (2160 Fourth Line Road, Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0)

Workshop Fee: $50.00 (includes morning refreshments and catered lunch)


Registration

  • Complete your registration form online by clicking on the workshop of choice or by clicking on the workshop from the Events page. 
  • Registrations are not considered complete until workshop fees are paid. See Payments section for how to pay your workshop fee. 
  • Students must be 18 years or older to register. 
  • Limited spaces are available within each of the classes

Payments

  • Payment must be received 3 business days after registration to reserve your seat within the class.
  • Students can pay their workshop fee at the Six Nations Campus reception office. Cash, credit, and debit are accepted.
  • Payment can be made by phone by calling the Six Nations reception office with a credit card or Visa Debit.
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
  • Refund requests must be made by contacting Stevie.Jonathan@snpolytechnic.com before the workshop date. Refund requests will not be honoured after the workshop date(s). 

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to understand and make connections to modern-day peacebuilding by learning and discussing the philosophies associated with:

  • The Hodinohsó:ni Creation Story
  • The Ganohonyok- The Thanksgiving address
  • The Gayenshragowa- The Great Law of Peace
  • The Peacemakers Journey
  • Treaty making and Indigenous Law

Workshop Agenda

Time

Topic

Objectives

Readings/Assignments

9:00

Opening

Ganohonyok and brief translation

 

9:15

Review of agenda

 

 

9:30

The Ganohonyok-The words that come before all else

 

Understanding the protocols and the reasons why we begin in this manner

Understanding the philosophy of putting our minds together

Readings:

The Opening Address

10:30

Break (10 min)

10:45

The Creation Story

Understanding the Hodinohsó:ni origin story

The philosophy of an interdependent existence

Readings:

The Creation Story

 

Gayenshragowa-The Great law

The power of the good mind

 

12:00

Lunch (60 mins)

1:00

Gayenshragowa-The Great law

(Cont’d)

The Peacemaker’s Journey

The values and principles of universal peace and justice

The roles, duties, and obligations for self, clan, and Nation

 

2:00

Break (10 min)

2:10

Nation-building as Indigenous and Allies-Living the Two Row Wampum

Codifying Indigenous Law

Working towards peace

The good mind in action

Readings:

Thoughts of Peace: The great law

3:00

Closing

Ganohonyok

 

 

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