Thursdays, October 1-22, 2015
A hands-on conversation and information about our First Nations community. Each week will bring a new topic and speaker. Join us for the following conversations:
- The Creation Story from an Anishinaabe Perspective, Amy Dejarlais – a political conversation. In 2003, Amy founded, EarthTALKER, a magazine focused on women and families. In 2008, Amy is the recipient of the FNTI/Ryerson University Practicum Award for Theory of Interconnectedness – An Indigenous perspective on political decision-making.
- Reconciliation: The Time for action is now, Bob Watts – an historical perspective. Bob is a former CEO of the Assembly of First Nations and served as the Chief of Staff to the Assembly of First Nations’ National Chief Phil Fontaine.
- Who are the Aboriginal People’s in Canada, Tracey King – a cultural perspective. Tracey King, Essinhs Kwe (Little Shell Woman), was born and raised in Toronto. She is Ojibway and Pottawatomi, Otter Clan and a band member of Wasauksing First Nation.
- Ways of Knowing, Earth’s Teachings, Kim Wheatley – an environmental outlook. Kim is an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) band member of Shawanaga First Nation. She is Turtle Clan and a proud grandmother of 2 granddaughters and mother of 3 daughters. Her spirit name is “Shkoden Neegaan Waawaaskonen” which translates to “Head/Leader of the Fireflower”