Kawacatoose First Nation Elders Launching Our History: Ana Kaw‚hkatos k‚-kÓ-manitowakihtÍyik onŰtinik‚kan (In Person + Streaming)
Wednesday Feb 01 2023 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove & YouTube, Saskatoon
Join us for the launch of Our History: Ana Kawâhkatos kâ-kî-manitowakihtêyik onôtinikâkan/Spiritual Spear of Chief Kawacatoose (Sweet Grass Records Inc.) with contributors Chief Lee-Anne Kehler, Elder Dexter Asapace, and Elder Austin Kay of Kawacatoose First Nation.
The event will be hosted live in the Travel Alcove, and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will remain available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.
About Our History:
Kawacatoose has a rich history to share. This collection of stories, of documents, of images and teachings are a small example of what is within this Nation’s vault of knowledge. Once you read this work and feel the beat of the Nation’s heart we hope you will be interested to know more, to visit and to learn with us about our ways, our people, our teaching and our laws.
More people have touched this work than most books in history. It is literally decades in the making, and the commitment of many people who wanted to retain, revive and to share the stories within. It is a work of love and passion for the story of Kawacatoose and the people.
Kawacatoose First Nation is situated in southeast Saskatchewan near the communities of Raymore, Quinton and Punnichy. The Reserve is 8,248 hectares with a population of 2,210 people with over 1,000 members within the Reserve. Kawacatoose First Nation, also known as Poor Man or Lean Man, signed Treaty 4 on September 3, 1874. Prior to this settlement, Kawacatoose’s people were known as part of the Touchwood Hills People or posâkanacîwiyiniwak. Posâkanacîwiyiniwak consisted of four Bands: kawacatoose (Poor Man or Lean Man); wâcîkowinînâhk (Day Star, kīsikwachk): kisipatinahk iyinînâhk (George Gordon or living at the edge of the hill); and maskawikwan (Hard or Strong Quill).Today they are known as Kawacatoose First nation, George Gordon First Nation, Muskowekwan First Nation and Day Star First Nation that are part of the Touchwood Agency Tribal Chiefs and include the Fishing Lake First Nation.