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.
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.
Stephanie SeymourReconciliation + Natural Resources + Government Relations
What if we could solve our energy needs using a scientific and holistic approach to resources? This is the question that 'Fueled the Fire Within' for Stephanie Seymour and motivated her PhD studies at Lakehead University. Stephanie Seymour is raising the consciousness of cleaner energy possibilities for industry and individuals alike. Helping us to see the forest through the trees, Stephanie builds bridges between communities and industry. Explore what a world of renewable energy sources really looks like.
Tracy PrimeauIndigenous Leadership + Environmental Advocacy + Empowering Women in STEM
Recipient of the Women of Distinction Award presented on IWD by the Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey, and the Canadian Nuclear Society Education and Communication Award in 2020, Tracy Primeau is shaping the energy sector of the future. Providing thought-provoking and open hearted approaches to navigating male-dominated industries, she inspires individuals to bring their authentic selves to the workplace and create a more inclusive world. In challenging audiences to think beyond the existing limitations of the energy industry, Tracy helps explore and expand the possibilities of what can be achieved with sustainable and renewable resources.
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.