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Champions for Change Indigenous Education Conference
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Change Makers Panel
A panel of innovators will share their experiences on how they championed change in areas of culture, language, education, youth, recreation, and natural resource management. The conference includes presentations by Amos Key Jr., Brian Maracle, Bob Antone, Brent Debassige, Diane Hill, Ellie Joseph, Kelly Stanhope, Rebecca Coulter, Suzie Miller and more.
IndIgenous EducatIon— StrategIes for Change
Our future depends on the ability of the next generation of learners to think collectively, and work for the good of their home society. Workshops explore strategies that assist Indigeous leaders, learners, educators, and institutions in support of Indigenous education that is culturally congruent and transformative.
Special Guest CollaboratIon
Two renowned inspirational indigenous men join forces to present a new theatrical performance – Emergence. This is Rick and Herbie’s second collaboration in a year.
Performance by Herbie Barnes: Some of Herbie’s best-known roles include Script Writer and Director for Sovereign Alliances, First Nation contributions during the War of 1812, Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, and Norval Morrisseau in Copper Thunderbird.
Emergence is written by Hodinohso:ni Historian Rick Hill. Rick is a teacher and historical researcher at SNP. Rick holds a Master’s Degree in American Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo. Rick is the coordinator of SNP’s Indigenous Knowledge Centre.
The conference concludes with a 20th anniversary celebratory luncheon.
Conference participants share in honouring SNP’s third cohort of Indigenous Knowledge Guardians who have spent a lifetime of learning and sharing traditional ways and languages.
Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is a centre of excellence for indigenous, community-based post-secondary education. SNP’s experience in championing indigenous education is steeped in collaboration and partnership as evidenced by SNP’s 21 education partners.
Rebecca Jamieson President and CEO, Six Nations Polytechnic
Rebecca has dedicated her career to First Nation education and holds a Master of Education Degree from the University of Toronto. In 2007, Rebecca was honoured with the Order of Ontario for her contributions to Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education.