June marks National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate and learn about the rich cultures, traditions, and histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We proudly represent speakers who elevate Indigenous perspectives through their expertise in history, environmental stewardship, social justice, and cultural resilience. These voices not only educate but inspire, fostering deeper understanding and reconciliation. Join us in honouring Indigenous voices and their invaluable contributions this June and beyond.

Discover our roster of remarkable speakers below:

Jesse Thistle

Historian & Bestselling Author | Assistant Professor of Métis Studies, York University

Jesse Thistle, a Métis-Cree Ph.D. candidate and Assistant Professor at York University, explores Métis intergenerational trauma, drawing from his experiences with addiction and homelessness. A Trudeau and Vanier Scholar, Jesse also won the Governor General’s Silver Medal. His 2019 memoir, “From the Ashes,” was a #1 national bestseller for over 100 weeks.

“That was such a powerful session. It brought tears to my eyes and I felt so much love. Your journey has been incredible and I’m so proud of you for where you are today!…[It was] one of the best sessions I’ve attended.”

– City of Mississauga

Orene “DJ O Show” Askew

Orene “DJ O Show” Askew, an Afro-Indigenous 2Spirit DJ from BC’s west coast, proudly represents the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). Growing up on the Capilano Reserve in North Vancouver, she turned her passion for music into a successful DJ business, graduating from BCIT’s Radio Broadcasting program. Orene’s journey is one of resilience and inspiration, earning her accolades like the BC Indigenous Business Award and the International Indigenous Hip Hop Award for DJ of the Year.

“DJ O Show is not afraid to tackle tough subject matter in an accessible way and her unique perspective as an Afro-Indigenous artist has sparked transformative conversations.”

Scott Wabano

IndigiQueer Creative Director & Stylist | Fashion Sustainability Advocate

Scott Wabano, a 2Spirit Cree from the Mushkegowuk and Eeyou Istchee territories, is an award-winning fashion stylist, designer, creative director, and founder of the genderless brand “Wabano”. Featured in Vogue, Forbes, and ELLE, and recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List, Scott champions sustainable and Indigenous fashion while promoting the rights of Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

“Thank you so much for your amazing presentation and sharing your story! This session was truly impactful and well-received by WildBrain. Looking forward to more opportunities to collaborate in the future…”

– WildBrain

Brandi Morin

Indigenous Author, Journalist, and Human Rights Advocate

Brandi Morin, a Cree/Iroquois/French journalist from Alberta’s Treaty 6 territory, turned her passion for justice into a journalism career after being raised amidst community struggles and as a survivor of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls crisis. Her work appears in National Geographic, The BBC, and Rolling Stone. Her debut memoir, “Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising”, cemented her role as a relentless force for truth and reconciliation, covering crucial issues like Indigenous land rights, environmental concerns, and residential schools.

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