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    Andrea MenardActor + Singer + Writer + Messenger

    A Canadian Aboriginal Icon, Andrea Menard has performed for Royalty, Prime Ministers, Premiers, Ambassadors, Governor Generals, and even sang her song Peace to NATO’s Generals. From five-time Gemini-nominated actor to multiple award-winning singer/songwriter, Andrea’s electrifying, spiritual and heartfelt performances surpass the boundaries of culture and language and capture audiences of all ages and nations.

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    Clayton DesjarlaisLeadership + Diversity + Collaboration

    As one of Canada’s premier consultants between government, industry and Aboriginal communities, Clayton Desjarlais speaks with authority on the topics of Duty to Consult, Collaborative Conflict Resolution, Leadership Development, Cultural Diversity, and Growing our Aboriginal Leaders-G.O.A.L

    Clayton’s personal story will challenge the stereotypes of an Aboriginal high school dropout.  A consultant and business owner since 1996, Clayton`s message is one of courage, determination and understanding, that success is achieved by embracing and reframing the adversity you experience.

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    Clifford Nae'oleTourism + Hospitality + Cultural Advisor

    Clifford Nae’ole has been a key force of energy and wisdom for the revival of the Hawaiian culture for more than thirty years. He has worked alongside Deepak Chopra, Tony Robin, participated in the Indigenous Advisory Committee to President Barak Obama, and spent quality time with his Holiness the Dalai Lama. His extraordinary ability to convey the sacredness of the Hawaiian culture, his determination to educate and to mentor has carved him a place of respect in the hospitality industry where he has won numerous accolades and recognitions including the Meeting Professional International (MPI) award.

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    Deanna BurgartDiversity + Education + Mentorship

    Self-proclaimed ‘Indigeneer’, Deanna Burgart dedicates her career to combining Engineering principles and commitments with an Indigenous respect for Mother Earth, to find solutions to today's challenges.  She focuses on the power of integrating Indigenous worldviews, to assist both industry wants and the public needs.  Deanna is a highly sought after expert in uniting diverse communities, through understanding each other and identifying common goals.

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    Eddy RobinsonEducator + Dancer + Drummer

    Featured in CBC’s Moccassins & Concrete documentary and having performed with the likes of Serena Ryder, Andrea Menard, Plex and many others, Eddy Robinson’s perspective and drum beats are highly sought after.

    Eddy Robinson is a caring and motivated educator, speaker, and life changer.  He speaks to the need for understanding the benefits of knowing your culture.  Eddy will enlighten and entertain with passionate, personal narratives, along with a depth of insight into indigenous culture and knowledge.

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    Julie BullPassionate + Visionary + Change-Maker

    Julie Bull’s presentations educate and inspire her audience with the message of reconciliation, health, leadership, and empowerment. Her wealth of expertise in the fields of Indigenous research, education, ethics, and indigenization, are part of the reason she is a highly sought-after speaker in Canada and around the world. Recipient of Canada’s most prestigious doctoral award, Julie Bull is an Award-Winning Indigenous Scholar with over 15 years’ experience in community-based research, involving Indigenous people.

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