Indigenous Speaker Series

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is proud to present the Indigenous Speaker Series. This series is part of ongoing opportunities to raise awareness of Indigenous history and contemporary issues, and a way to come together to advance reconciliation in the region.

The speakers featured in the series are powerful examples of strength and overcoming adversity. The goal is to shift mindsets by informing people about issues, such as intergenerational trauma, the legacy of residential schools, and how these issues impact Indigenous people today.

Past speakers

Waneek Horn-Miller, Mohawk activist and Olympic athlete who survived near-death experience during the Oka Crisis

Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and founder of the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics

View the recording: Carol Anne Hilton

Andrew "Dreadful" Bird, TEDx and motivational speaker, professional wrestler, and TikTok content creator.

Jesse Thistle, Indigenous Rights Activist | Bestselling Author, From The Ashes | Assistant Professor of Métis Studies.

Michelle Good - author of Five Little Indians – winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize

View the recording: Michelle Good

Please note that some recordings are not available due to contractual stipulations.