Featured Speakers

Experiences Canada has collaborated with Indigenous leaders, artists, lawyers, journalists, and land and water defenders to bring you Five live online events. The speakers in this series are generously offering their time and knowledge to engage youth in a dialogue on the contemporary issues and challenges that Indigenous people face.

Kluane Adamek

Kluane Adamek

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief

Serving since January 2018, a proud citizen of Kluane First Nation, Regional Chief Adamek belongs to the Dakl’aweidi (Killerwhale) Clan.

Susan Aglukark

Susan Aglukark

singer/songwriter

Canadian Inuk Singer/Songwriter Susan Aglukark is one of Canada’s most unique artists and a leading voice in Canadian music.

Perry Bellegarde

Perry Bellegarde

INDIGENOUS LEADER

Perry Bellegarde was first elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in 2014.

Michael Redhead Champagne

Michael Redhead Champagne

community organizer & public speaker

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Michael is an award-winning community organizer, public speaker, and a proud member of Shamattawa Cree Nation.

Larissa Crawford

Larissa Crawford

Founder, Future Ancestors Services Inc.

A Métis-Jamaican mother based in Calgary, she is an award-winning anti-racist & Indigenous researcher, speaker, artist, and entrepreneur

Max Fine Day

Max Fine Day

Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange

A nêhiyaw napew from the Sweetgrass First Nation in Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory. He is Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange.

Arlen Dumas

Arlen Dumas

INDIGENOUS LEADER

Arlen Dumas was elected Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs in July 2017

Crystal Martin-Lapenskie

Crystal Martin-Lapenskie

President, National Inuit Youth Council

Originally from Hall Beach, Nunavut. She has developed a range of programs and services relating to the Inuit culture, education and policy.

Geoff Green

Geoff Green

Founder - STUDENTS ON ICE

Students on Ice is a program that supports initiatives related to youth, education and the environment in the Polar regions.

Autumn Larose-Smith

Autumn Larose-Smith

President- University of Saskatchewan Students' Union

A Métis queer student, she was recently awarded the Young Women Leaders Award, recognizing Métis leaders who are inspirational role models.

Pamela Palmater

Pamela Palmater

LAWYER / ACTIVIST

A Mi’kmaw citizen of the Eel River Bar First Nation. She is a lawyer and currently the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.

Zoey Roy

Zoey Roy

Poet and Arts Educator

Zoey “Pricelys” Roy is a leader, educator, activist, advocate, and multidisciplinary performance artist.

Sage Paul

Sage Paul

Artist & Designer

A member of English River First Nation. Sage is an award-winning artist & designer and a recognized leader in Indigenous fashion

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