Inspiring Success Speaker Series

Members of the Ministry of Education’s Indigenous Education Symposium Planning Team are pleased to present an online Speaker Series based on the policy imperatives of Inspiring Success: First Nations and Métis PreK-12 Education Policy Framework (Inspiring Success). The rationale for this policy framework is articulated in the historical, cultural, ecological, moral, economic and Student First imperatives.

Inspiring Success aims to create a provincial Prekindergarten to Grade 12 education system that foundationally places Indigenous knowledge systems, cultures and languages within the structures, policies and curricula to ensure an equitable and inclusive system that benefits all learners.

Speaker Series Objectives:

To inspire commitment and action toward the vision, goals and principles of Inspiring Success by:

  • celebrating successes to demonstrate progress;
  • sharing teachings and stories of challenge and inspiration to encourage the heart;
  • developing personal and collective understanding of the imperatives; and,
  • establishing and nurturing relationships and connections to continue the journey.

Cultural Imperative – Willie Ermine

Willie J. Ermine, M.Ed., was an Assistant Professor with the First Nations University of Canada. He is from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation in the north-central part of Saskatchewan where he lives with his family. As a faculty member with the First Nations University of Canada, he lectured in the ...

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Moral Imperative – Rita Bouvier

Rita Bouvier, a Métis educator, has formally served 37 years in public education as a classroom teacher and in various leadership capacities locally, nationally and internationally. In 2006, she was awarded an Eagle Feather from her Awasis peers, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Ar...

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Ecological Imperative - Reneé Carriere, Mika Carriere and Naomi Carriere

Reneé Carriere is a mom, kokum, land-based educator, paddler, fisher, trapper, and learner of the Cree language. She home-schooled her three children from Grade one through to Grade eleven, all from her remote traditional trapline home, situated in the Saskatchewan River Delta.

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Student First Imperative – Angie Caron

Angie Caron is a Michif woman from Saskatoon and a proud descendent of the historic Métis community of Round Prairie. She is currently the principal at Brownell School in Saskatoon. Prior to this role, she taught in the SUNTEP program at the University of Saskatchewan and worked in a variety...

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Student First Imperative – His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

Russ Mirasty became Saskatchewan’s 23rd Lieutenant Governor in July 2019. He is the first Indigenous person to serve in this role.

Born and raised in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, His Honour is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and is fluent in Cree.  He joined the Royal Canad...

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Economic Imperative - John Lagimodiere

John Lagimodiere is the President of ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services and the Publisher/Editor of Eagle Feather News. ACS provides Aboriginal awareness seminars to clients including Nutrien, the Saskatoon Police Service, the City of Saskatoon, the City of Regina and the Province of Saskatchewan...

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Historical Imperative – Madame Commissioner Mary Culbertson

Mary Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, is a member of the Keeseekoose First Nation and with her January 2018 appointment she became the first woman Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan. She has over 20 years of professional experience working in federal, provincial and territor...

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