Emily Whetung - Presenter

Curve Lake First Nation

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Chief Emily Whetung is a descendent of the Whetung name as far back as its origins.
Chief Whetung is a graduate from both York University Osgoode Hall Law School and Trent University.
Prior to being elected as Chief of Curve Lake First Nation, Chief Whetung specialized in property law assisting both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous clients.
Today, Chief Whetung is at the forefront of ending the water crisis in Curve Lake First Nation community and educating organizations on how to build meaningful and lasting gold-standard relationship with First Nation communities.
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Emily Whetung'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