Maureen Johns - Presenter, Speaker

Director of Education
Pasqua First Nation #79

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Maureen is a citizen of the Pasqua First Nation, where she currently serves as Director of Education. She has provided Indigenous education leadership for over three decades. Maureen has co-authored/authored curricula, textbooks, teacher guides and children’s literature.

In 2012, Maureen was awarded the “Indigenous Educator of the Year” by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. Maureen earned her Bachelor of (Indian) Education degree from the First Nations University of Canada (SIFC) and holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction (U of R). Maureen believes in the unlimited potential of all learners to grow and develop over their lifetime.
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Maureen Johns'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

1:00 - 1:45 pm, Hope as the Foundation of Resiliency, Maureen Johns

1:45 - 2:30 pm, Dr. Gwendolyn Point
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm