Fireside with Lyndon
Tuesday, January 7, 7 PM
This is a free event, all are welcome.
Join Lyndon J. Linklater and Donnie Speidel for a conversation in the museum atrium to honour the closing of Dana Claxton’s Rattle. Speidel is a Lakota Traditional Knowledge Keeper, his Fireside chat will discuss his journey in learning and maintaining the traditions of the Lakota people.
Guest Bio: Donald Speidel is a recognized Lakota knowledge keeper, traditional practitioner, singer, dancer and pow wow organizer. An experienced educator, he has expertise in First Nations’ bilingual, bicultural and cultural responsive education for all ages. He has worked in support of institutions such as Saskatoon City Police, FSIN, University of Saskatchewan, Kilburn Hall Youth Centre, White Buffalo Youth Lodge, SIIT and many more. He also called upon to provide professional development training and mentorship. Donald is the owner/manager of Buffalo Boys productions, known for its First Nations dance theatre performances re-enacting events like the Northwest Mounted Police Arrival at Fort Carlton, the 1882 meeting of Chief Whitecap and John Lake, and the Dakota Commemoration of the War of 1812. He is passionate about First Nations revitalization and advancing good relations among all of Saskatchewan’s treaty people by providing information, ideas and tools to help develop culturally responsive schools, workplaces and service delivery.
ABOUT THE TALK
Join Lyndon J. Linklater, Remai Modern’s Indigenous Relations Advisor, for Fireside with Lyndon in the museum atrium. On select Tuesday evenings at 7 PM, Linklater will host a varied program of guests, performances, activities and stories in the warmth and comfort of the fireside in our atrium lounge