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Ernie LouttitHonesty + Integrity + Leadership
As a highly sought-after speaker, multi-award-winning author, and changemaker, Ernie Louttit shares meaningful perspectives on creating long-lasting change in our policing systems, government institutions, and communities at large. Reflecting on his experiences as an Indigenous police officer, Ernie has dedicated his career to advocating for the safety and protection of marginalized populations. With a passion for progressive leadership and social justice advocacy, Ernie paves the way to a future of empathy and tolerance.
Greg HopfIndigenous Tourism + Bridge Builder + Youth Advocate
Award-winning Dene Indigenous tourism leader, entrepreneur, and Indigenous youth advocate, Greg Hopf is passionate about building vibrant and thriving Indigenous communities. Charismatic and insightful, Greg shares powerful stories of Indigenous experience and ways of knowing and inspires audiences to work towards reconciliation in an authentic and meaningful way.
John HerringtonMentor + Naval Aviator + Astronaut + Educator
Featured on the International Air and Space Hall of Fame and the National Native American Hall of Fame, John Herrington’s road to success was carved out of the trials and tribulations of his early life. A meritorious Naval Aviator who later became the first Indigenous person to venture into space, Herrington is an expert at transforming audiences—inspiring them to find the perseverance, “ancestral purpose”, and resilience required to overcome any obstacle.
Jolene StockmanAutistic Advocate + Leadership Developer + Author
Ultra-enthusiastic TEDx speaker and accoladed author Jolene Stockman whips up optimism around neurodivergence through her blend of energetic storytelling and cutting-edge resources. “I want people to know I’m autistic and I am successful because of, not despite of, how my brain works.” Diagnosed as an adult, Jolene is a globally recognized inclusion and diversity educator, Master of Neuro-Linguistics, and one of the youngest Distinguished Toastmasters in the world.
"The Māori word for autism, takiwātanga, means ‘in their own time and space.’”
Kathleen AbsolonIndigenous Research Methodologist + Education
Empowering others to move from Research to “Re-search”; renowned Research Specialist, multi-published author, and trailblazing Academic, Dr. Kathleen Absolon is challenging the world to Reimagine Higher Education. With a Masters of Social Work and Phd in Education, she is a multiple award recipient including the Professional, Academic and University Service Award from Wilfrid Laurier University. Braiding and weaving world views, Kathleen emboldens the academic world to disrupt systems and to expand the circle to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing.
Michelle ThrushCaring + Creative + Inspiring
Gemini Award winning Actress, and multi-award nominee, including Best Lead Actress and Best Actress in a TV series, powerhouse celebrity Michelle Thrush knows what it takes to light up a stage. Wit, humour, passion, and creativity are just a few of Michelle’s attributes, outside of celebrity, that draw her to stages world-wide. Whether she is speaking from her heart, hosting galas, or breaking down the barriers of stereotypes, Michelle engages, captivates, and moves audiences to feel and see her unique vision of life.
Ngahihi BidoisBusiness Leadership + Environment + Inspiration
Recipient of the NSA’s New Zealand’s Master of Ceremonies of the Year and Inspirational Speaker of the Year awards, Ngahihi o te ra Bidois has transformed audiences internationally, bringing them empowering messages that transcend cultural boundaries. A Māori leader, entrepreneur and changemaker, he is “The Face of New Zealand” and is renowned for combining centuries of tradition with his extensive industry and business experience, to teach the power of ancient wisdom as modern solutions.
Phyllis WebstadResidential School Survivor + Author + Changemaker
Residential School Survivor and author, Phyllis Webstad, is renowned worldwide as one of the leading voices behind the global Orange Shirt Day movement. A recent recipient of the Thompson Rivers University Distinguished Alumni Award and the Doris Anderson Award, an award given to tenacious women making a difference in today's world, Webstad has been recognized internationally for her unprecedented impact on local, provincial, national, and global communities through the sharing of her orange shirt story.
Shawna J. SerniakSelf Empowerment + Community Builder + Resilience
Recipient of 2021 Alberta Northern Lights Award and founder of Every Woman Empowered, Shawna J. Serniak is dedicated to awakening self-love to create positive relationships within communities and the world at large. A powerful speaker and committed changemaker, Shawna kindles messages of resilience and self-understanding to youth, women, and Indigenous communities through vivid storytelling.