Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

7 - 11 July 2019

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Exhibit and Poster set-up (11:00 - 14:00)

Several volunteers will be on-site to provide assistance as needed.

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Opening Ceremony (15:30 - 16:45; Salon B & C)

The Opening Ceremony will take place at the conference venue (TCU Place) with a  Welcome Reception to follow:  

Dignitaries from the University of Saskatchewan and City of Saskatoon will welcome guests to Rhizosphere 5.  

A First Nation Elder will provide a blessing and welcome to Rhizosphere 5.

The blessing will be followed by a 30 minute performance by Paskwaw-Mostos, a First Nation Drummer and Dance group performing traditional Powwow dances and drumming.

Keynote address (16:45 - 17:45; Salon B & C)

  Leon Kochian:  Shining a light on rhizosphere research in Saskatchewan

Welcome reception (17:45 - 20:00; Foyer and Salon A, D, E)

Light food and beverages will be served

(1 complimentary drink ticket per person; open bar)

This ancient gathering place once echoed with the sound of thundering bison and the voices of Northern Plains indigenous peoples. A place to hunt, forage for food and herbs, and to shelter from the weather — this sacred space has welcomed visitors for over 6,000 years. This national heritage site, archeological dig, and interpretive centre offer profound insights into Northern Plains indigenous culture, one unique experience at a time.

Come visit the longest running archaeological dig in Canada or the most northerly medicine wheel in the world and discover for yourself why Wanuskewin has been named to the Parks Canada tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage designation.

Tour Includes:

·   Round trip transportation from TCU Place

·   Admission to Wanuskewin Heritage Park

·   Lunch at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

·   Activities during the tour vary, but include one or more

    of the following: teepee raising, hoop dancers,

   fancy feather dancers, and/or beading demonstrations

Wanuskewin Heritage Park (11:30 - 14:30)

(prior registration required)

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