BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS: Gathering and Ceremony at Turtle Lodge

September 28, 2022

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Turtle Lodge at Sagkeeng First Nation

Join us for a full day immersive Indigenous Awareness experience hosted by Turtle Lodge at Sagkeeng First Nation on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada has committed to doing its part to ensure the rights of Indigenous Peoples are honoured and respected in Canada and abroad. PSAC has made a commitment to our members to put Truth and Reconciliation and decolonization at the center of our work.

In an effort to do that work, we have organized our first immersive Indigenous Awareness experience for members. We are taking our classroom out to the community and will spend a full day building relationships through hearing and learning from Elders, Grandmothers, and Knowledge Keepers through Indigenous Ceremony. Through this important work, we can better support our Indigenous members to promote and increase participation in our Union as well as provide necessary education for our non-Indigenous members.

Click here to see the Invitation Letter for the important details of this event

Deadline to register: Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Space is limited for this event so please apply early.

Due to popular demand, we have closed registration early, thank you for your interest.

What:              Building Relationships: Gathering and Ceremony at Turtle Lodge
When:             Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Where:           Turtle Lodge at Sagkeeng First Nation (approximately 1.5hrs from downtown Winnipeg)
Duration:        Full Day (chartered bus leaves Winnipeg at 7am and returns approx. 7pm)


Scent: Please note that some of the Ceremonies will include the burning of sacred Ceremonial plants that have scent.

Statement on Harassment: All PSAC events are harassment free. We can neither condone nor tolerate behaviour which undermines the full and equal participation of all (including to those in the Community to which we are visitors in) in union activities.

Covid 19

*Per PSAC policy, N-95 or surgical masking is required on the bus and in the Turtle Lodge. For health and safety reasons, masking is not advised during the Sweat Lodge Ceremony. We will have extra masks on hand if you need to switch out from a cloth mask.

*Members will be required to complete a Covid-19 screening tool before boarding the bus. Any member presenting with Covid-19 symptoms will be denied boarding and participation in this event.

*Please note that it may not be possible to be socially distanced during his event. If this is a concern, we ask that you not register for this event in order to protect your own safety as well as the safety of others.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Tina Matias-Bouchard at or 204-815-5721