Albert Marshall – National Gathering Keynote Speaker
Posted on August 30, 2023
FNEAA is honoured to announce Elder Dr. Albert Marshall, Sr. from Eskasoni First Nation as Keynote Speaker for First Nations Education Administrators’ 3rd annual National Gathering Conference in Winnipeg on November 8-9, 2023.
Elder Albert has travelled across Turtle Island and beyond to share his concept of Etuaptmumk / Two-Eyed Seeing, a Guiding Principle for Integrative Science which promotes the integration of traditional indigenous ways of knowing with other knowledge systems.
Two-Eyed Seeing is also an important principle for the Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) with which he is associated, as well as the Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) for the Bras d’Or Lake and its watershed in Cape Breton.
In addition to his Two-Eyed Seeing concept, Dr.Marshall is a passionate advocate of Netukulimk, which involves inter-relativeness, co-existence, interconnectedness, and community spirit. In 2007, Dr. Marshall authored the book: “I Got It From an Elder: Conversations in Healing Language.” Recently, in 2023, Dr. Marshal received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Indspire, Indigenous Education Awards.
Elder Albert Marshall’s presentation will be complemented by speakers: Carola Knockwood, Executive Director of Mi’kmaw Services for the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; and Nadine Lafort, Communications and Outreach Manager for Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources.
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