A YouTube link to view this event will be available on March 10th at 7:00pm HERE
Featuring Fran Davis
Join this storytelling event to celebrate Indigenous culture and learn about the importance of land, and spirituality to First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples. This is an opportunity to understand more about the stewards of this land, their cultural beliefs, history, customs, rituals and ways of life.
Fran Davis is Haudenosaunee from the Grand River territory. As an Indigenous Consultant, some highlights of the services she offers include Professional Development Facilitator; Curriculum and Program Development; Advisory Support; Speaker and Performer. Kelly Fran is now a Haudenosaunee Researcher. Creating Our Way Forward - Recommendations for Improving Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services’ Indigenous Engagement was her first project. For the past four years, she has been a part-time faculty of education member at Wilfrid Laurier University. She instructs Indigenous Context in Education for 2nd-year Teacher Education Candidates. Kelly Fran Davis is a leader in change, guided by the Calls to Action of Canada's Truth & Reconciliation Commission.
Alanah Astehtsi Otsistohkwa (Morningstar) Jewell is Bear Clan from Oneida Nation of the Thames. She is an Indigenous artist, community organizer, and Parks Engagement Associate for the City of Kitchener. She works to connect Indigenous people to culture, the land and to each other within urban spaces.