Track 5: CANADA 150 – INDIGENOUS HERITAGE, DIVERSITY, and NEW DIRECTIONS / Volet 5: Canada 150 – Patrimoine autochtone, diversité et nouvelles orientations

Session CS5.1: Kichi-Zibi Indigenous Heritage Roundtable (Part 1)

Friday, October 13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Jean-Guy Whiteduck

Chief
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

Chief Jean-Guy Whiteduck. Jean-Guy has been Chief of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg since 2015, having previously held the post from 1976 – 2006. During his many terms in office, Chief Jean-Guy, together with the Band Council, has had to deal with difficult issues such as the Canadian Constitution, Native Rights and Land Claims discussions for some parts of the town of Maniwaki and surrounding areas.

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Kirby Whiteduck

Chief
Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nations

Kirby is now in his ninth consecutive year as Chief and he currently holds the portfolios for Communications, Finance, Administration and Personnel, Child and Family Services, Negotiations and is the supervisor of the Executive Director of Operations. He is the author of 'Algonquin Traditional Culture', published in 2002, which details the traditional culture of the Algonquins of the Kitchissippi Valley at the early period of European contact.

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Ian Badgley

Archaeologist
National Capital Commission

Ian Badgley has more than 40 years of experience in the planning, development and management of cultural heritage projects, with specialization in archaeological resource management. He has acquired his experience through work with a variety of organizations, including universities (1977–1996), as an independent consultant (1996–2009) and, since 2009, as the Archaeologist of the National Capital Commission’s Heritage Program. In addition to providing him with extensive and diversified knowledge in the cultural heritage field, his career has allowed him to gain a thorough understanding of the consultative process and solid practical experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams, government, Aboriginal communities and local heritage organizations. Over the years Prof. Badgley has been responsible for developing and conducting numerous archaeological resource management projects throughout Quebec, Ontario, the eastern Arctic and Subarctic and, more recently, the National Capital Region. Many of these projects have been carried out in close collaboration with Aboriginal organizations and have involved original research, detailed analysis and interpretation for community-based cultural heritage development, capacity building and educational and tourism purposes.

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Anita Tenasco

Director of Education
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

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Lorna Crowshoe

Vice-Chair
National Trust & Issues Strategist, Aboriginal Portfolio, City of Calgary

Lorna Crowshoe is a Piikani First Nations member from Southern Alberta who maintains strong ties to her Blackfoot community. Lorna has a Bachelor’s of Management Degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Lorna works for the City of Calgary as an Aboriginal Issues Strategist. She has spent most of her professional career with non-profit organizations and government, where she has been involved in a range of culturally motivated projects: Making of Treaty 7, University of Calgary’s Spopi Solar Home Project, Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiatives Aboriginal Constellation, and Calgary’s Aboriginal Awareness week in June 2013. In 2015, Loran co-chaired the National Trust’s Indigenous Heritage Forum, MOH-KINS-TSIS, that looked at a more diverse and inclusive perspective on heritage. Lorna is very proud of her family genealogy project that goes back eight generations when her ancestors were fiercely protecting the south entrance to Blackfoot Territory just before the signing of Treaty 7. In her personal life, Lorna was involved in bringing urban Blackfoot women together in the fall of 2012, and became one of the founding members of the Blackfoot Women’s Society.

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