Keep an eye on our guest list below as we will be adding more profiles in the days ahead.
Robb Nash is becoming internationally known for leaving a successful music career to share his incredible story with thousands of young people, performing in schools, reservations and detention centres across Canada.
Chief Joseph is the Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada and a member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council
Andrew is a federal public servant currently working at Fisheries and Oceans Canada who grew up on Cape Breton Island, in traditional Mi’kmaq territory.
Manitoba MLA for Rossmere. Is the chair for a committee appointed by the Minister of Families to review Child Family Services legislation.
Chief Cadmus Delorme is a 35 year old Cree – the youngest elected Chief of Saskatchewan’s Cowesses First Nation. He says the greatest lessons and gifts he has received was from his Elders which included the ability to listen.
HR/Recruitment Specialist for AMIK™ . Leads the recruitment and retention process by screening and coaching job seekers who want to connect with some of Canada’s top employers.
Cora is the Advocate of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs First Nations Family Advocate Office - the office is the first of its kind in Canada.
Cory is a Director and Legal Counsel with IGM financial Inc, which owns among other entities, Investors Group. Cory provides leadership on IGM’s Indigenous-related initiatives.
E. J. Fontaine is the President & CEO of AMIK Inc. Eva is involved in the management and delivery of culturally based workshops to former students/survivors of Indian residential schools and their families.
Elder and a military veteran, Gerry Stonechild from the Muscowpetung First Nation is renowned for speaking into the lives of youth in this country.
Heather (PhD, University of Manitoba) has extensive work experience in the field of community development and sport.
Honourable Paul Merriman, Minister of Social Services for the province of Saskatchewan.
Honourable Warren Kaeding, Minister of Government Relations and Minister Responsible for First Nation, Metis and Northern Affairs will be bringing greetings on behalf of the Premier of our Province to the Opening Ceremony .
Idelette McVicker is founder and Editor-in-Chief of SheLovesmagazine.com and Dangerous Women Tribe, curating spaces for women to become strong in their faith and voice, working for peace and justice in the world.
Jane is the Director of Education at the Legacy of Hope Foundation.
Jason organized a conference in 2016 which brought together First Nations leaders and residential school survivors with local reporters, journalists and editors. He also created a toolkit for reporters covering Indigenous issues.
Jennifer is a federal public servant working for the Canada Border Services Agency and an educator with the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Jennifer is a Career Counselor working with students in the Masters in Development Practice (MDP) Indigenous Development program at the University of Winnipeg.
Joannie is a professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba.
Kallie Wood & Chris McKee are Chairs of the Atamiskākēwak National Gathering. They have a unique ability to inspire human connection, reconciliation and hope to people of all ages and diversities.
Karen Butterfield is the Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Manager at the Ottawa Employment Hub, focusing on equity employment, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Katherine is a mother, grandmother and Knowledge Keeper from the Mahpiya Ska Tiospaye and an Educator. Her message reinforces that our lives are meant to be lived with purpose, with gratitude and with thanks giving.
Kevin is from Carry the Kettle First Nation, Nakota/Assiniboine. Kevin has danced with the American Indian Dance Theatre for 20 years and toured around the world.
McKenzie has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is held in the many collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the MacKenzie Art Gallery and First Nations University of Canada.
Lori-Lee and Kevin Harris have been foster parents for the last 18 years. In addition to their five children, they became foster parents and then adoptive parents for two First Nations children. They will share a bit of their story.
One of the storytellers at the SheLoves event. Writer, Product Development at Native Northwest Native Northwest Dubrulle French Culinary School Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Senior Vice-President, Transformation and Operational Excellence, Individual Customer at Great West Life
One of the storytellers at the SheLoves event, Nichole believes in community, justice, freedom, reconciliation and the sacredness of storytelling.
Elder Noel Starblanket (born 1946) is a First Nations leader in Canada and was one of the thousands of Indigenous children who were taken from their families and forced into Canada's residential school system.
Join this powerful group of young leaders throughout the week as they journey through their stories, walk with you in the Blanket Exercise, and tour through a Treaty Walk.
Rick strategically seeks opportunities for Indigenous people to obtain meaningful careers to becoming self-reliant and self-sufficient.
She is a writer, a preacher, a social justice wannabe, and a recovering know-it-all. She is one of the guest speakers for the SheLoves Reconciliation event.
Sherman is the Business Development & Industry Engagement Manager for AMIK Inc. assisting Canadian companies such as CN Rail and Great West Life with strategic Indigenous Engagement Solutions.
Teresa has worked for 30 years to improve the socio-economic conditions for Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Terrance is recognized as a World Renowned Hoop Dancer and as an educator, producer, and performer, Terrance continues to find ways to bridge traditional and contemporary dance.
As part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission it is our responsibility to take opportunities to share and educate new comers on the meanings of dance, the amount of time and energy it takes to prepare for dancing.
A Residential school counsellor, Tom helps preps clients for their hearings and translating from Cree to English and English to Cree when needed.
A PhD student at the University of Alberta, Val teaches courses at the Canadian Indigenous Language and Literacy Development Institute.
These two brothers are leaders among their peers and are from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation, Saskatchewan.