Pearson Canada is partnering with eight outstanding Indigenous leaders comprised of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis individuals from across Canada. Serving as Indigenous Advisors, they will provide guidance and recommendations towards establishing improved ways of working that will support Pearson Canada’s response to the Calls to Action by embracing Indigenous truths, perspectives and traditional knowledges throughout Pearson’s policies, practices, and procedures.
The Indigenous Advisory Circle:
Shelley Mandakwe Charles, Ojibwe Anishinaabe Elder at Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and Cultural Teacher at the Wabgon Gamig School of early childhood education
Barbara Filion, Program Officer, Culture, Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Kaila Johnston, Supervisor for Education, Outreach, & Public Programming at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Eileen Marthiensen, Indigenous Education Consultant
Kyla Bernard, Elementary Numeracy Consultant - Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey
- Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey supports the delivery of educational programs and services by the Mi’kmaq Education Act - Nova Scotia
Jarret Leaman, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer for Akawe Technologies
- Akawe Technologies is a custom software and blockchain company that believes positive social change will result from the thoughtful integration of technology
Josh Morin, Director of the Michif Cultural Connections Centre
- MCCC serves to preserve, promote, protect, and celebrate Alberta’s Métis culture