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Belinda DanielsReclamation + Language Revitalization + Education

Awarded the “Outstanding Indigenous Educator Award” of 2015 by Canadian Teachers Federation and one of the top 50 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize of 2016, Dr. Belinda Daniels has been recognized internationally for her valiant efforts in language, culture, and education. Founder of nêhiyawak Language Experience Inc., her transformative work in language revitalization has garnered nominations from Indspire and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. By creating safe spaces for community wellness and learning, she motivates audiences to embark on their own personal journey back to themselves and their culture.

Christine LuckasavitchEnvironmental Advocacy + Indigenous Tourism + Natural Resources

Owner of Waaseyaa Consulting and Waaseyaa Cultural Tours, Christine Luckasavitch is an entrepreneurial trailblazer dedicated to reviving and celebrating Indigenous ancestral knowledge. An avid archaeologist, and compelling researcher, Christine was also the Executive Director of Native Land Digital, an Indigenous-led not-for-profit that is remapping our understanding of land ownership and relationship with the land. Through her work, Christine is revolutionizing education and creating spaces for Indigenous peoples to share their knowledge systems.

Colette BourgonjeTriumph + Perseverance + Inspiration

Ranked one of the world’s foremost Paralympian athletes, Colette Bourgonje is a ten-time medalist in both the summer and winter Olympic games. Inducted into the Canadian Disability, Saskatoon, and Canadian Sport Halls of Fame, Colette has inspired countless audiences with her story of immeasurable strength and perseverance. Paving her own path with a fierce resilience, Colette empowers us to endure and reimagine adversity to reach our biggest hopes and dreams.

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.

Gezina BaehrTrauma Informed Care + Pharmacy + Mental Health

With fresh ideas and spirit, recipient of Alberta Pharmacists’ Association Future of Pharmacy APEX 2022 Award, Dr. Gezina Baehr is dismantling the boundaries of the Canadian healthcare system with trauma informed practices. A visionary, Dr. Baehr sees self-reflection, humility, and respect as integral to mending relationships in an imbalanced world. As a dedicated advocate of patient and practitioner well-being, Dr. Baehr draws from her learned and lived experiences to expand the confines of modern healthcare.

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.

Jace MeyerShift Disturber + Indigenous Engagement Strategist + Pathmaker

Founder and CEO of COYA Productions and a DMZ Women of the Year, Jace Meyer is a Métis Entrepreneur dedicated to empowering youth and Indigenous peoples. As a national Indigenous leader, changemaker, and bridge builder, Jace’s mission is to create powerful spaces for self-determination and self-actualization–to feel belonging without bounds. Through her work as an Indigenous educator and businesswoman, Jace vocalizes the need to Indigenize everyday life for the betterment of the world and for future generations.

Jack SaddlebackGender Equality + Education + Identity

Riveting, captivating, real, insightful, grounded, and illuminated, these are just a few words that have been used to describe Jack Saddleback’s presentation of his life as a Cree Two-Spirit Transgender Champion. Saddleback has won numerous awards, including Red Cross’s 2018 SK Young Humanitarian of the Year, CBC’s 2016 Future 40 Under 40, and the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network 2015 Young Eagles Award. Jack’s life story embodies how one person’s spirit can help transform a community, while providing validation to struggling trans youth.

Joel PedersenLeadership + Resiliency + Motivation

As the most senior non-commissioned officer appointed by the Minister of National Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff, Joel Pedersen is the embodiment of perseverance and determination. The only First Nations Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, Joel recognizes the importance of collaboration in strengthening communities. Decorated soldier, police sergeant, and fitness guru, Joel inspires audiences to go beyond their own expectations, embrace resiliency, and discover their leadership potential.

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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.

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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.’”

Joseph NaytowhowStoryteller - Wisdom Keeper

Gemini Award winning actor, Joseph Naytowhow is a multitalented Plains/Woodland Cree singer, actor, and storyteller who transforms lives and fills hearts with song, joy, and illumination. Joseph has performed for many dignitaries and world leaders alike. Audiences will leave with their hearts warmed and perspectives expanded as Joseph imparts his truth with incredible vulnerability and piercing insight.

Julie BullPassionate + Visionary + Change-Maker

An award-winning Indigenous Scholar with over 25 publications, Julie Bull is a passionate changemaker who educates and inspires audiences with messages of reconciliation, health, leadership, and empowerment. Combining artistic creativity with a wealth of expertise in the fields of Indigenous research, education, ethics, and Indigenization, Julie demonstrates ways individuals, institutions, and communities can shift their practices to be more interconnected.

Kathaleen 'Shannon' LoutittMatriarch + Honour Runner + Bridge Builder

"The question is the answer that takes you on the journey."

Titled “Kickass Canadian” alongside the likes of Chris Hadfield and Clara Hughes, Kathaleen 'Shannon' Loutitt has been honoured by Harvard University, the Saskatchewan Legislature, and the Canadian Senate for her passionate acknowledgement of unsung heroes. As an award-winning honour runner and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient, Kathaleen understands what it means to go the distance to make lasting and meaningful change. Matriarch and Co-Founder of IISB and IISB Productions, Kathaleen has built multiple platforms, championing the voices and perspectives of Indigenous peoples, paving the way for a revolutionized education system for Indigenous knowledges and ways of being and doing.

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.

Keolu FoxGeneticist + Researcher + Surfer

Featured on the BBC, CBC, NPR, The Atlantic, Forbes, Wired and more, TED Fellow, Dr. Keolu Fox has garnered international attention, for his breakthrough idea that 'Genetics needs to be more Native'. With over 95% of genetic research and trials being conducting on only people of European descent, we are missing out. Our genetic ancestry plays a huge role in what diseases we get and what ones we don’t. Dr. Fox proves that genetic studies should include all demographics.

Kilma LattinDigital Futurist + Military Veteran + STEM Leadership + Indigenous Technologist

Kilma Lattin, the Founder/CEO of OurWorlds.io, is an award-winning Executive Producer, whose work, Defending The Homeland won a daytime regional Emmy award. Kilma is also the recipient of the prestigious Soldier’s Medal for Valor, a successful commercial pilot who flies helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, and an award-winning leader in STEM/STEAM. Leading the way in Indigenous Data Sovereignty, Kilma is a futurist, enriching modern technologies by merging Indigenous knowledge, language, stories, and histories into Extended Realities and Immersive Technologies.

Lori CampbellEducation + Two Spirit + Indigiqueer+ Identity

A natural born leader, 2019 Canadian Federal election candidate and recipient of the 2020 Women of Inspiration Indigenous Leader Award, Campbell is a resolute activist who advocates for and uplifts individuals from all walks of life. With published academic journals specializing in Indigeneity and education, she hopes to open new doors for Indigenous, BIPOC, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Madelaine McCallumResilience + Healing + Growth

An actor, model, dancer, and choreographer with a powerful presence, Madelaine graces the stage with elegance. Taking her audiences through an extraordinary journey of transformation and healing, her performances have been received by the Métis Nation British Columbia, the Métis National Council, and landed her a spot at the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Winner of the Best Experimental Film category at the Festival du Film étudiant de Quebec (FFEQ), Madelaine has found a compelling way to share her life's journey through a diverse range of visual storytelling.

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Marilyn PoitrasLaw + Community Builder + Educator + Ethical Spaces

An innovative changemaker of Michif descent hailing from Southern Saskatchewan, Marilyn Poitras is a lawyer, negotiator, professor, film producer, and most importantly a community builder. Recognized for her expertise, she is the recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and the National Aboriginal Land Managers Association Recognition Award. Combining her Harvard degree and the teachings from traditional Knowledge Keepers in communities all over the world, Marilyn is paving the pathway to an Indigenous language of design thinking for social change.

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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.

Randy MorinStoryteller + Author+ Language Keeper

Randy Morin empowers audiences with stories and language as an educator, author, and English-Cree expert. He is a Cree language keeper and a traditional Indigenous Knowledge keeper. Randy works with Universities, teaching Indigenous Studies, and devoted to Indigenous language revitalization. Randy Morin is leading the culture and Language revolution by bringing traditional Indigenous language, knowledge, and perspectives into the 21st century.

Raven SinclairGender Equality + Education + Inclusion

She is one of Canada’s most sought after experts on the ‘60s Scoop’ era, and federally appointed Expert Adviser to the Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation. As Director and Executive Producer of the Film ‘Truth to be Told’, Dr. Raven Sinclair uncovers the atrocious facts of this period in Canadian history. As an author, of ‘Wicihitowin-Aboriginal Social Work in Canada’, Sinclair is creating effective and respectful methods of working with diverse populations specifically Indigenous peoples. As Associate Professor of Social Work and Researcher, this Nehiyaw-Cree Champion of George Gordon First Nation is transforming misconceptions regarding diversity and identity.

'Savvy' Savannah SimonMotivational + Entrepreneur + Visionary

An entrepreneur, activist, and public speaker, ‘Savvy’ Savannah Simon is a born leader with a natural desire to stand up for what she believes in. Living a life with true intention, everything from her professional to her personal life has a meaningful purpose and has contributed to the messages she’s shared with her many different audiences.

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.

Wayne D. Garnons-WilliamsLegal + Environment + Storyteller

From the Court room to the theatre, Wayne Garnons-Williams engages his audience to see another perspective.  Specializing in Aboriginal and Environmental issues, Wayne is an expert in Corporate, Commercial and Trade Law.  With experience from Corporate, government and Indigenous worlds Wayne brings a wealth of insight and depth of knowledge to his audience.  Wayne takes complex historical and legal problems and transforms them into future possibilities for all.

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