Dr. Susan Dion – Historical Timeline and Listening Stone Year 4
Dr. Susan Dion’s ‘Historical Primer’: An overview of post-contact relationships between First Nations people and newcomers. Drawing on her work as an Indigenous scholar and educator, Dr. Dion takes a complex history and breaks it down into a concise and tangible narrative that weaves her perspective and contrasts it to that of prevailing stories in Canadian society. She draws audiences’ attention to how ‘Prevailing stories’ play a role that impedes the teaching of history in ways that respect Indigenous experience in all its diversity, resistance, strength and hope.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux has dedicated her life to building bridges of understanding, and sees endless merit in bringing people from diverse cultures, ages, and backgrounds together to engage in practical dialogue. She is deeply committed to public education and active youth engagement.