Welcome to Thunder Bay’s 1st Indigenous Knowledge Conference on November 15, 16, 2017 to be held in the Robinson Superior territory in the sacred Lands of Anemki Wajiw hosted by beSuperior Consulting.
beSuperior is honoured to have renowned legendary educator, and leader in Indigenous thought and academics, Dr. LeRoy Little Bear as the Keynote Speaker.
Dr. Little Bear is a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy. He is the founder of the Native American Studies Department at the University of Lethbridge – where he served as Chair for 21 years – also went on to become the founding Director of Harvard University’s Native American Program. He has made contributions in justice, land claims, treaties, and hunting and fishing rights. He is a leader in Indigenous philosophy.
The aim is to examine what and how Indigenous Knowledge is expressed, and how we can facilitate this in our practice and our work, so that, we are best meeting the needs of our clients, learners, and for better understanding and good relations.
November 14 Evening – Coffeehouse & Connecting – 6-9 p.m.
November 15 Conference Day 1 – 9-4 p.m.
November 16 Conference Day 2 – 9- 4 p.m. with a panel discussion in the afternoon
- Dr. Little Bear – Keynote Speaker
- Dr. Cynthia Wesley- Esquimaux – Panelist, for Day 2, https://www.lakeheadu.ca/users/W/cwesley2
- Kelvin Redsky – Early Years & Culture, Shkoday Abinojiiwak Obimiwedoon – Thunder Bay Headstart
- Lorna McCue – Kitchen Conversations for Action on Inclusion – Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition. For more information, see http://www.ohcc-ccso.ca
- Peter Moses – Experiences and Stories of the North, Economies and Indigenous Knowledge, Biigtigong Anishinaabe
- Jana Rae Yerxa – Gii-kaapizigemin manoomin Neyaashing: A resurgence of Anishinaabeg nationhood
- Stephanie McLaurin – Ft. William First Nation, Indigenous Governance – The (Im)Possible Task of Translating Leadership in the Sugar Bush
- Aleksa Sherman – PARO Centre – Entrepreneurship
- Michelle Richmond-Saravia – Designing an Approach To Learning on the Land & An arts based learning activity – hands on.