Do You Work With Métis Children, Youth, Families, Elders or the Community ?
If You or Your Organization Do, We Encourage You to Attend this Conference.
Métis Education, Culture, Language
& Resources Conference 2017
Registration is Now Open
MAY 4TH AND MAY 5TH, 2017
Métis Education, Culture, Language and Resources Conference
Registration Fees Include: 2 Days of Keynotes, Workshops, Cultural Performances, Breakfast, Coffee Breaks and Lunch
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(50) Registration Seats Left Available
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May 4th and 5th, 2017 Keynotes Include:
Dr. Chantal Fiola
Dr. Chantal Fiola is Red River Métis Anishinaabe with family from St. Laurent and Ste. Geneviève, MB. She is author of Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality, which won her the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the Beatrice Mosionior Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award (2016). She has a PhD in Indigenous Studies (Trent University), an MA in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto), and a BA (Hons) in Women’s and Gender Studies (University of Manitoba). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Chantal is Midewiwin and participates regularly in ceremonies.
Dr. Jeannine Carrière
Dr. Jeannine Carrière is a Metis woman originally from the Red River area of Manitoba. Her educational background includes a PhD in Human Ecology Family Studies, an MSW a BSW and a BA in Sociology. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria School of Social Work in the Indigenous Specialization. Her research interests include child and adoption and issues of identity, mental health, and Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge transfer. Dr. Carriere has several publications in these research areas and serves on a number of volunteer committees related to Aboriginal child welfare. In 2008 she received the Adoption Activist award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).
Highlighted Cultural Performances and Artisans
MADELAINE MCCALLUM – Madelaine McCallum is a dancer from Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan. Though her main focus is Métis dance (she’s been jigging since she could walk!), she enjoys all forms including Pow Wow, contemporary, and hip hop. Madelaine has performed for numerous organizations, including the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Her deep love of dance and firm belief in its healing powers, for the audience as well as the dancer, is what makes Madelaine McCallum such a name to look out for.