Honouring First Nations Knowledge Keepers – Sykes Powderface
Posted on June 18, 2021
Sykes Powderface is from the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Morley, Alberta. He attended a residential school at Morley and moved to Mount Royal College. He has researched and studied Indigenous Treaty Rights for many years. His work experience includes administrative duties in various capacities with the Stoney Nakoda Nation, federal and provincial governments. He now has his own consulting services in treaties and the Canadian Constitution, traditional cultural teachings and policy analysis. His work continues to bring awareness of who Indigenous peoples are to the non-Indigenous peoples.
The First Nations Education Administrators Association’s “Gathering Place” Knowledge Keepers Talking Circle took place on March 10, 2021, on Zoom. The Knowledge Keepers spoke on the power of culture, storytelling, and land-based education. In this series, Knowledge Keepers tell stories for pandemic times, discuss First Nations education, lessons learned and best practices.