Spirit Bear Dialogues: Exploring Indigenous-Ukrainian Relationships

January 30, 2020

Inspired by Shumka’s Ancestors and Elders, the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC) is partnering with kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre for a two-part Spirit Bear Dialogues event. Honoured guests will explore relationships — past and present — between local Indigenous and Ukrainian communities. There will be a showcase of culturally significant foods, including borscht (beet soup) and bannock, and a panel discussion featuring Indigenous and Ukrainian voices.


  • Darlene Auger

  • Anna Marie Sewell

  • Myrna Kostash

  • Sandra Semchuk

  • Olenka Bilash

Moderator: Chelsea Vowel

Performances by Darlene Auger and RUTA (Рута) Ukrainian group.

Food demonstration

3 – 5 p.m.

Panel discussion

5 – 7 p.m.

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kihêw waciston

Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre

Event Details

Date January 30, 2020
Start Time 3:00 p.m.
End Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Accessible via the second floor of the Robbins Health Learning Centre (east elevator or stairs down)
kihêw waciston
11010 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Larisa Hayduk/N. Oliferchuk
Contact Phone 780-633-3111
Contact Email oliferchukn@macewan.ca