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Dr. Judy Thompson
October 4th, Centennial Ballroom, 9:30am
Edōsdi/Dr. Judy Thompson is a member of the Tahltan Nation. She is the director of the Tahltan Language and Culture Program for the Tahltan Central Government and an assistant professor in First Nations Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. In 2018, Edōsdi received the Distinguished Academic—Early in Career Award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC. This was in recognition of her contributions to Indigenous language revitalization and reclamation with her nation and other Indigenous nations and communities. She is also a recipient of the UNBC Excellence in Teaching Award (2018). Her research interests include Indigenous language revitalization and reclamation, Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous knowledge systems, and Indigenous curricula and pedagogy.
Tina Keeper, Norway House Cree Nation, is a Winnipeg-based media producer. She is president of Kistikan Pictures. She recently produced a feature film called Through Black Spruce, and other productions include the Road of Iniquity, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star, a short documentary called “The REDress REdress Project,” and the APTN drama series Cashing In. In the political sphere, Tina was a Member of Parliament. She has a BA from the University of Winnipeg and trained at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, the Banff Centre, and the Sundance Institute. Tina currently serves as chairperson of the board of trustees for the Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation and is an honorary witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
This film will be shown October 4th, Centennial Ballroom, 7pm
Dr. John Eller
Dr. John Eller works with businesses, educational organizations, and government/non-profit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, project management, employee evaluation, meeting facilitation, dealing with difficult people, conflict resolution, professional learning communities, conferencing skills, coaching skills, school improvement planning and implementation, differentiated instruction, employee recruitment, selection, and induction, supervisory skills, and effective instructional strategies.
John has his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago and his MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Eller has also developed training manuals and courses on productive leadership skills, project management, strategic planning, performance evaluation processes, conflict coaching, and peer coaching for businesses and government/non-profit organizations.
Conversations with Elders
This workshop is an opportunity to sit with Elders from various First Nations, listen to their stories, hear their perspectives, and ask questions.
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