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Pamala AgawaPamala Agawa
Pamala is Anishinaabe-kwe from Batchewana First Nation. She is a mother, a coach, an educator, and a lifelong learner. Pamala has been an educator for 19 years in various roles, most recently as the Curriculum Coordinator for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education. Her interests are focused on supporting decolonizing instructional practice to create amazing spaces for learning for all, especially Indigenous youth.

Jaime BattisteJaime Battiste
Jaime is the treaty education lead at Mi'kmaw Ki'natnewey for Nova Scotia. He is a writer, researcher, historian, and activist from Eskasoni First Nation. A published author and researcher of Mi'kmaq law, Jaime has worked on numerous boards for Mi'kmaq advancement, served on the National Executive Council of the Assembly of First Nations, taught as an assistant professor of Mi'kmaq Studies at Cape Breton University, and works as a legal adviser to the Mi'kmaq Grand Council.

Brad BakerBrad Baker
Brad is a member of the Squamish Nation, one of the Coast Salish Nations. He is District Principal of the North Vancouver School District—Aboriginal Education and Safe Schools. He is an advocate to ensure Aboriginal ways of knowing and First Peoples Principles of Learning is for all learners. He was also a member of the 2017 Governor General of Canada's Leadership Council.

Lowa BeebeLowa Beebe
Lowa is Blackfoot and a proud member of the Piikani Nation of Treaty 7 Nations. She is a speaker, facilitator, consultant, and writer. She has worked with several large corporations in consultation and engagement with First Nations and Métis organizations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba and has worked with First Nations in policy, custom election codes, governance, and consultation.

Colinda ClyneColinda Clyne
Colinda is Anishinaabe-kwe (Kitigan Zibi First Nation). She is a seeker of traditional teachings and shkaabewis (Elder's helper). Colinda is passionate about teaching the truths about Indigenous histories of this land, and ensuring that Indigenous voices lead the work. She has been an educator for 25 years in a variety of capacities, most recently as the curriculum lead for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education.

Diane JubinvilleDiane Jubinville
Diane is from the Pasqua Cree Nation in Fort Qu'appelle, Saskatchewan, on her mother's side and from the Francophone Nation of St. Boniface, Manitoba, on her father's side. She has a Post-Baccalaureate diploma in French language teaching and a Masters of Education in Administration and Leadership. Diane taught for 15 years in the French Immersion program before moving into a leadership role in Indigenous Education. Diane is dedicated to helping educators gain an awareness and understanding of Indigenous history and worldviews as well as helping all students in her school district graduate with dignity, purpose, and options.

Cornelia LaliberteCornelia Laliberte
Cornelia is Métis, her family is from Green Lake, Saskatchewan, and she currently resides in Saskatoon. She is the Coordinator for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. In this role Cornelia provides leadership to school administrators and teachers. She has a range of teaching experience—from early learning to adult education, and is interested in culturally responsive teaching and learning.

Marilyn MaychakMarilyn Maychak
Marilyn is Inuk and of Polish-Ukrainian descent originally from Alberta. She is an educator with 14 years of experience. Marilyn has held several teacher leadership positions at the school level and central department level in various schools in Alberta and Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Education degree, and a Masters of Education degree. Marilyn is passionate about the importance of learning from place as one of the central elements to students and educators knowing who they are and how they see themselves as part of their lifelong learning.

Fibbie TattiFibbie Tatti
Fibbie was born to the Sahtúot'ine tribe on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories and is a speaker, writer, and storyteller of the North Slavey Language. As a consultant she has participated in the operational review of schools; designed and facilitated education, cultural and orientation workshops; and reviewed curriculum. For 23 years, Fibbie worked with the Department of Education, continuing her work with Elders and leading the development of the Dene Kede curriculum. As NWT Languages Commissioner, Fibbie acted as an advocate and monitoring agent of the NWT Official Languages Act. In recognition of her knowledge and experience, Fibbie was invited to participate as an official delegate in the Governor General's state visit to Russia in 2003.

April WatersApril Waters
April is Métis, born and raised in Manitoba's Interlake region, with roots in Red River. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and a Post-Baccalaureate in Indigenous Education. She has worked in St. James-Assiniboia School Division in Winnipeg as a classroom teacher and currently works as an Indigenous Education teacher. Her passions include Indigenous Education and the effects of poverty on student success.

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Darlene Fry is originally from the Kwanlin Dun First Nation in Whitehorse, Yukon. She has a Bachelor of Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from University of Calgary, Alberta. Darlene has taught for 20 years at various First Nations schools in Alberta. She now reside in Osoyoos, British Columbia.

Christina Breen is Anishinaabe and a member of the Chippewas of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nation. She has been an educator for 11 years, and has worked at various schools and as an Instructional Leader for Aboriginal Education in the Toronto District School Board. Currently, Christina is the Vice Principal for First Nations School of Toronto.

Lori Pritchard is an Indigenous (Métis) educator and leader. She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master's Degree in Indigenous Education from the University of New England in Australia. During her career, Lori has taught and held leadership positions in both provincial and First Nations school systems with a focus on enhancing the success of Indigenous students in K–12. Currently, Lori is Principal of a junior high school in Calgary, Alberta.

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