Opening Prayer and Keynote Presentation

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Starts: Oct 27th 10:00 AM
Ends: Oct 27th 12:00 PM

Opening Prayer – Mike Mitchell, Knowledge Keeper

Opening remarks – Dr. Paulette Tremblay

Master of Ceremony – Simon Brascoupé

Keynote speakers:

Taiaiake Alfred, Author and... SHOW MORE

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
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SESSION INFORMATION WILL BECOME AVAILABLE AT 9:00 AM, OCT 27TH (EASTERN TIME)

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

Davin Dumas

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Davin Dumas

Director of Language & Culture

Born in Vancouver, B.C., he moved home early and learned to speak his language in an immersed environment. Along with this, h...

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Darren Googoo

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Darren Googoo

Director of Education

Darren Googoo has been the Director of Education for Membertou, a Mi’kmaw First Nation community for 19 years. Darren is also...

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Maureen Johns

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Maureen Johns

Director of Education

Maureen is a citizen of the Pasqua First Nation, where she currently serves as Director of Education. She has provided Indige...

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Mike Mitchell

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Mike Mitchell

Knowledge Keeper

Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell is one of the most respected First Nations leaders in Canada. Born in Akwesasne and raised by a...

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Paulette Tremblay

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Paulette Tremblay

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tremblay is Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Southern Ontario. Having a ...

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Simon Brascoupé

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Simon Brascoupé

Senior Vice-President Education, Communications and Services

Simon Brascoupé Anishinabeg/Haudenausanee – Bear Clan is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec....

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Taiaiake Alfred

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Taiaiake Alfred

Consultant in Indigenous Governance

Taiaiake Alfred is a Kahnawà:ke Mohawk writer and consultant. His work focuses on strengthening First Nations' governance str...

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Emily Whetung

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Emily Whetung

Chief

Chief Emily Whetung is a descendent of the Whetung name as far back as its origins. Chief Whetung is a graduate from both Yo...

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Khrystyna Orobets

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Khrystyna Orobets

Manager, MNP Indigenous Services Consulting (Calgary)

Khrystyna Orobets, MPA is a Manager in the Consulting Practice of MNP’s Indigenous Services Consulting Niche. She has a Bache...

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