Of more than 130 clinically useful major prescriptive drugs that are derived from plants over 70% came to the attention of pharmaceutical companies because of Indigenous peoples use in traditional forms of medicine.
Indigenous peoples make up for more than 5000 distinct tribes.
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Latest NewsJul 24, 2016
With nine Olympic medals from both summer and winter Paralympics, Colette Bourgonje excels at making successful adaptations in life. That is something she carries into each and every speaking engagement.
Latest NewsJul 17, 2016
Savvy Simon is a positivity dynamo hailing from Elsipogtog First Nation on the East Coast, who first began sharing her story after dancing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics with 350 other Indigenous performers from across Turtle Island. They were all selected as community role models from their various nations, for their traditional lifestyles as well as their leadership and performing abilities.
Latest NewsJul 11, 2016
Saddleback moved from the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis First Nation to Saskatoon in late 2010 to finish up high school and go on to University — where he would become the third self-identified Indigenous Student President and the first two-spirit transgender president and member of the U of S Board of Governors. Saddleback is used to breaking new ground.
Latest NewsJun 29, 2016
The International Indigenous Speakers Bureau stops by Global News Morning to talk about the mission to build connections between the Indigenous world and the wold at large.
Latest NewsJun 22, 2016
The International Indigenous Speakers Bureau is giving talented and well-know indigenous people a platform to speak and connect others with the indigenous world.
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.
There is only one First Nations Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, and Joel Pedersen is it. As most senior non-commissioned officer appointed by the Minister of National Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff, Joel Pedersen is the embodiment of what it takes to reach the top and never give up. Decorated soldier, Police Sergeant and Fitness Guru. Joel inspires audiences to do more than what is expected, to appreciate your strengths and limitations and to develop their leadership potential.
What if together Industry and Indigenous communities could create a safer, natural, and more effective means to reclamate land?
Joseph Wabegijig has experience doing just that! As Vice-President of the Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle (AELC) and the Indigenous Projects Advisor for Hatch, one of the world’s largest Engineering firms, Joseph shares with you his expertise from working on major projects all over the world. Joseph’s knowledge and experience of solving complex environmental and engineering problems, is matched by his passion and ability to strengthen relationships between Aboriginal people, government, and industry.
Julie Ann Wriston was one of the youngest, female, aboriginal CEOs of a multimillion dollar corporation in the mining sector in Saskatchewan. Her expertise and perspective on corporate development, strategic planning, and community engagement are second to none. Whether for-profit or non, Julie Ann provides the leadership and knowledge to expand your impact and sustainability. Her inspirational story and corporate success will capture your heart and inspire audiences to excel.