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Request an Elder

Please choose the section that applies to you.

 

Go to Section A

If you are staff/faculty/administration/community organization requesting an Elder and you have a budget to provide an honorarium, please fill out the information in Section A.

 

Go to Section B

If you are a student or community member requesting an Elder on a volunteer basis and you do not have a budget for an honorarium, please fill out Section B. We require two weeks’ notice prior to the event.


Section A: TRU Elder Requesting Form with Honorarium

An honorarium is to be provided to the Elder for each event/classroom session requested. We require two weeks' notice prior to the event.

  • Opening / welcome — $100
  • Presentation, class session — $250
  • Full-day (event, class session, etc.) — $500
  • Workshops / conference / symposium / keynote — negotiable

For external organizations, please contact Indigenous Education office directly.

 

Contact: Office of Indigenous Education, 250-828-5227 or ined@tru.ca.

 

If event has been cancelled or changed, please contact Office of Indigenous Education at ined@tru.ca.
















Upon confirmation from Indigenous Education of the Elder who will attend this event and receipt of the necessary details, please fill out the honorarium form.

Section B: TRU Elder Requesting Form as a Volunteer (Student Request)









Please note:

 

Volunteer basis means no payment required. However, a small gift in-kind is appreciated. Small gifts can include coffee, tea, beverage, home-made small gifts, thank-you card, and other small gifts.

 

Traditionally a sage pouch is given to Thompson Rivers University Elders. They are given the sage pouch just before they speak. If you do not have a sage pouch, you can receive one to gift to the Elder by contacting the Office of Indigenous Education (ined@tru.ca or 250-828-5227).



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