Davin Dumas - Speaker

Director of Language & Culture
Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre

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Born in Vancouver, B.C., he moved home early and learned to speak his language in an immersed environment. Along with this, his understanding of the connection to the land grew and continues to grow. Before obtaining an education degree, he worked as a home and school coordinator and enrolled in the PENT program. As a certified teacher, he has been working in education for over 20 years. During this time, he has taught various grades and subjects, has been a vice-principal, a principal, and a Director of Education. As an Ojibway speaker, Davin values culture, local history, and family. He is a husband, a father and a moshom. Davin believes that educational leadership must focus on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.
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Davin Dumas's Sessions

Plenary Session

Opening Prayer – Mike Mitchell, Knowledge Keeper

Opening remarks – Dr. Paulette Tremblay

Master of Ceremony – Simon Brascoupé

Keynote speakers:

Taiaiake Alfred, Author and Educator, Kahnawa:ke, QC

Panel speakers - Champions of Change; Honouring Resiliency

- Darren Googoo, Director of Education, Membertou First Nation

- Maureen Johns, Director of Education, Pasqua First Nation #79

- Davin Dumas, Director of Language and Culture, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre

- Chief Emily Whetung, Curve Lake First Nation

Announcements and Message from Khrystyna Orobets, MNP
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Case Study. Reconciliation in Action: Developing a “Gold Standard” Relationship between Trent University and Curve Lake First Nation
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm