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Métis Ed./Culture/Language & Resources Conf.
7551 Westminister Hwy Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 Canada
Registration is Now Open
MAY 4TH AND MAY 5TH, 2017
Métis Education, Culture, Language
and Resources Conference
Registration Fees Include: 2 Days of Keynotes, Workshops, Cultural Performances, Breakfast, Coffee Breaks and Lunch
May 4th and 5th, 2017 Keynotes Include:
Dr. Chantal Fiola
Dr. Chantal Fiola is Red River Métis Anishinaabe with family from St. Laurent and Ste. Geneviève, MB. She is author of Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality, which won her the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the Beatrice Mosionior Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award (2016). She has a PhD in Indigenous Studies (Trent University), an MA in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto), and a BA (Hons) in Women’s and Gender Studies (University of Manitoba). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Chantal is Midewiwin and participates regularly in ceremonies.
Dr. Jeannine Carrière
Dr. Jeannine Carrière is a Metis woman originally from the Red River area of Manitoba. Her educational background includes a PhD in Human Ecology Family Studies, an MSW a BSW and a BA in Sociology. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria School of Social Work in the Indigenous Specialization. Her research interests include child and adoption and issues of identity, mental health, and Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge transfer. Dr. Carriere has several publications in these research areas and serves on a number of volunteer committees related to Aboriginal child welfare. In 2008 she received the Adoption Activist award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).
Highlighted Cultural Performances and Artisans
MADELAINE MCCALLUM – Madelaine McCallum is a dancer from Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan. Though her main focus is Métis dance (she’s been jigging since she could walk!), she enjoys all forms including Pow Wow, contemporary, and hip hop. Madelaine has performed for numerous organizations, including the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Her deep love of dance and firm belief in its healing powers, for the audience as well as the dancer, is what makes Madelaine McCallum such a name to look out for.
Carla Joseph |Métis Artist
Some of This Years Highlighted Workshops
Outside the Boundary and in BC: Identifying Métis within the Historic Record
Weaving a Road to Reconciliation
Tribal Theory: Healing Intergenerational Trauma in Métis Youth
Dr. Jeannine Carrière and Dr. Deborah Canada
Did You Say You Are Métis ?
Authentic Métis Resources
A Métis Youth’s Perspective on Education
Culturally Responsive Education that Includes Métis Education
Dr. Chantal Fiola
Follow Up Workshop from Keynote and Book Signing
As of January, 12 2017 we only have (7) Remaining Spaces left for Presenters
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