Taiaiake Alfred - Presenter, Speaker

Consultant in Indigenous Governance
Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke

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Taiaiake Alfred is a Kahnawà:ke Mohawk writer and consultant. His work focuses on strengthening First Nations' governance structures, Indigenous resurgence strategies, and the restoration of ancestral land-based cultural practices. Taiaiake has served as a political advisor to his own and other First Nations, and has been an active supporter of Indigenous movements, since 1987. He has a degree in history from Concordia University and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. He is the author of three scholarly books, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair and a National Aboriginal Achievement/Indspire Award.
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Taiaiake Alfred'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

11:00 - 11:30 am, Education for Decolonization: Lessons from the Kahnawà:ke Experience, Dr. Taiaiake Alfred

11:30 - 12:00 pm, Mike Mitchell
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plenary Session

Announcement of Vendor Passport Draw
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm