Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BCIT Speaker Series

      2014- 2015 Aboriginal Speaker Series - Past, Present, and Future

 BCIT’s 5th annual Aboriginal Speaker Series is dedicated to compelling speakers share their stories on issues that affect the Aboriginal community, culture, and the world around us.

Either attend in person, or register for live streaming.

Upcoming Speakers

Why You're Important in the Mosaic of Life

Pearl Means, Chair, T.R.E.A.T.Y. Education Endowment
Wednesday, Nov 26
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Burnaby Campus, SW1, 1521

The beauty and power of the indigenous world view will be shared along with perspectives on how everything is interrelated and interconnected; and empowerment -- sharing some of Russel Means' passion and work.
Pearl Daniel-Means walked at the side of American Indian activist, artist, author, and actor Russell Means as his wife, business manager, and collaborator. From activism to the arts; from indigenous policies to Hollywood, she accompanied, organized, and managed the affairs of the most influential American Indian of our time.

Past Speakers: (Archived presentations are available to view on the website)

First Nations Language, Culture, and Spirituality

Gwen Point, BEd, MEd, EdD (candidate)
Faculty, University of the Fraser Valley
Wednesday, Oct 22
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Burnaby Campus, SW1, 1521
First Nations language, culture, and spirituality will be shared by addressing the past historical impacts from government educational policies that reflect our reality today. Where are we today and what does that mean for our future will be shared with a focus on language, culture, and spirituality.

Gwen Point resides on Skowkale First Nation in Chilliwack, BC. She has a degree in Education from UBC-NITEP, a Post Baccalaureate Diploma from SFU, a Master of Education from the University of Portland, and currently completing her Doctorate in Education from SFU. She is a professor at the University of the Fraser Valley and wife of the previous Lieutenant Governor, Mr. Steven Point.

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