Learn More About Indigenous History, Culture And The Path To Reconciliation With These National Day Of Truth And Reconciliation Speakers
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, is celebrated annually on September 30th. On this day, Canadians reflect on the tragic legacy of residential schools, mourn the missing and deceased victims of the schools, and support the survivors of these institutions.
Many organizations across Canada have chosen to use the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to learn more about the path to reconciliation and inspire their audiences to engage in initiatives to support positive change.
Host an Indigenous speaker at your next event to learn and grow together. Whether it’s meaningful lessons, understanding the histories of the Indigenous peoples of Canada or learning more about Indigenous art, storytelling and culture – there is much to take in and be inspired by.
Our speaker bureau is the right source if you’re planning to host an event, workshop or educational session in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Explore some of the inspirational, motivational, and influential Indigenous speakers we have the privilege of working with:
Michelle Good – Michelle’s powerful writing captivates readers and encourages them to learn more about the reality of the Indigenous experience in Canada. Her national bestselling, award-winning novel Five Little Indians is a stark reminder of Canada’s dark hidden truth and depicts why work towards truth & reconciliation should be a serious national priority. In 2023, Michelle released her second national bestseller, Truth Telling, which was deemed a “bold, provocative” collection of essays exploring contemporary and historical Indigenous cultures and affairs.
Scott Wabano – Scott’s tireless dedication to promoting positive change for Indigenous youth has made them one of the most influential up-and-coming Indigenous advocates in Canada. Using stories of challenges and hardships from their own experience, Scott helps educate younger audiences about generational trauma, residential schools and the importance of accepting oneself. Additionally, they speak about the history and trends of Indigenous fashion and sustainable fashion strategies that protect Indigenous cultures and the land.
Brandi Morin – Brandi’s perceptive, compassionate and award-winning reporting on Indigenous oppression in North America has provided much-needed insight to individuals unaware of the barriers modern Indigenous communities struggle to overcome. Brandi is a survivor of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis, and she uses her inimitable writing talent to tell her experience and the stories of those who did not survive the rampant violence.
Angela Sterritt – Angela brings to light the reality of the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women through her impeccable writing. Her poignant and informative bestseller, Unbroken, was part memoir and part investigation into the ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis that educated readers on the tragedies and provoked action to be taken. Angela has received numerous prestigious awards for her writing and investigative journalism.
Kendal Netmaker – Kendal is a talented entrepreneur with a contagious drive to succeed in all his endeavours. He is a passionate educator and uses his natural talent for communication to enlighten and motivate audiences to become resilient forces—professionally and personally. Kendal honours Indigenous storytelling and educates audiences on the skill of telling memorable & impactful stories to their audiences.
Sage Paul – Sage is an unstoppable, award-winning creative genius redefining the landscape of Indigenous fashion—her beautiful work centres around family, sovereignty and resistance for balance. As the Artistic Director of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto, she ensures that diversity & inclusion are promoted in the fashion space. Sage also pays homage to the incredible traditional Indigenous textiles and clothing craft in her work. She is an outspoken advocate of truth & reconciliation and uses her platform to fight for justice.