Dinner for 12 Junior Fellows at NishDish, courtesy of Quadrangler Jamie Laidlaw.
Presenters will be:
Jeremie Caribou (co-founder of Outdoor ReconliACTION)
Jeremie Caribou is Ithinew (Cree)/Mohawk ancestry from a community called Pukatawagan (Mathias Colomb Cree Nation) in Northwestern Manitoba. I am also the co-founder of Outdoor ReconliACTION a social enterprise that offers Indigenous-led excursions in nature that share Indigenous knowledge, history and education.
Currently, I am student and intern at Ryerson University in the Facility’s Management and Development in the Project Management Office. My position is to research, translate and help develop design principles regarding Indigenous place-making in the public realm for Ryerson University capital projects. Also, I co-developed an Indigenous field trip tour for Ryerson University students and staff emphasizing Indigenous history, historical oppressive policies and our unique relationship with the Crown.
I believe if we are going to advance reconciliation as a society, truth must be revealed and why the Indigenous/Crown relationship is unique and important. For instance, how historical oppressive policies deprived Indigenous people from their lands and culture which has hinders us from being successful socially, economically and politically. Truth that can help revitalize a more respectful and meaningful relationship that was founded on the principles of peace, friendship and forever which will help get more Indigenous representation into all levels of government.
Danbi Cho (Teach for Canada)
Danbi Cho is a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Miawpuek First Nation in southern Newfoundland. For the last several years, Danbi has dedicated himself to Indigenous community development and has taken on many projects aimed at advancing reconciliation throughout Canada.
He is the Director of Impact and learning at Teach For Canada and leads the organizations community-based Impact Assessment in partnership with 19 northern Ontario First Nations. He is also the co-founder of Outdoor ReconliACTION a social enterprise that offers Indigenous-led excursions in nature that share Indigenous knowledge, history and education.
Danbi is passionate about developing Indigenous-led initiatives that provide opportunities to enhance positive social and economic outcomes for Indigenous peoples in Canada. He attains this by developing and providing resources and action plans tied to measurable indicators. In addition, Danbi actively contributes to the Indigenous community on a volunteer basis. Currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada, the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Native Child and Family Services of Toronto.
Sam Hill (Project Manager for Indigenous Languages Initiatives at Prince’s Charitable)
My name is Samuel Hill, My Mohawk name is karoniatsi:kow (Big Blue Sky). I am one of nine children born on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation in Ontario. I grew up in Buffalo, NY and Fort Erie, ON. I have an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology (Radiation Therapy option) 1987. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (Legal Studies) 1996. I have a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree 2019.
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