Debwewin (Truth) & Reconciliation
In this presentation Eddy brings attention and awareness to the impacts of Residential Schools and how it has directly contributed to the breakdown of his own family nucleus. Debwewin & Reconciliation needs to be taught within each classroom and to every Canadian about what has happened here for the intention of building a more truthful Canada.
Journey of an Indigenous Student
In this presentation, Eddy shares his personal narrative of the struggles with his First Nations (Indigenous) identity and the allies who created safe spaces for him throughout his academic journey, from elementary to post-secondary.
Urban Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Eddy approaches the topic of Indigenous Ways of Knowing through an urban lens grounded in the Indigenous methodology of locating one self. He also looks at how we can engage Indigenous ways of knowing through modern technology. When Anishinaabe (Ojibway) people locate themselves in the Anishinaabe language they are essentially locating their spirit to the universe and creation. When in the city and we locate ourselves as Indigenous people with Indigenous methodologies we are re-Indigenizing urban spaces. Eddy creates access points for the audience to engage in the conversation.
Indigenous In The City: The Urban Indigenous Experience
In this talk attention is drawn to the impact of colonization (loss of status, enfranchisement) resulting in many Indigenous people migrating to the urban centres. Due to the overwhelming numbers faced with poverty and discrimination this started an evolution of urban Indigenous organizations to meet the needs in the cities. Eddy not only shares his personal experience having to rely on these centres but his professional experience working locally, provincial and nationally with the fastest growing demographic in Canada; Indigenous (Aboriginal) People.