The HCDSB Indigenous Education Team, alongside Grandmother’s Voice, are hosting an Indigenous Speaker Series from January through March.

The speaker series, Awaken the Medicines Within, will feature Indigenous Grandmothers, influencers and residential school survivors speaking to injustices, spiritual values and ancestral healing. 

Viewers are welcome to watch online on the Grandmother’s Voice YouTube channel.

See a list of speaker dates:

Awaken the Medicines Within

Grandmother Renee Thomas-Hill
& Carmen Thomas
The Rekindling of Our Fire
Tuesday, January 19th
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Gail Whitlow & Carmen Thomas
Family Values in Modern Times &
Spiritual Values
Thursday, January 21st
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Gabrielle Jubenville & Marshall Mourisseau
We Matter – Youth Ambassadors
Tuesday, January 26th
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Kevin Sandy
Movement is Medicine
Thursday, January 28th
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wendy Hill   
*Continuation workshop with Wendy-
Registration is an option but not necessary
The Importance of Connecting to Spirit
Tuesday, February 2nd
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

*Thursday, February 11th
*Thursday, February 18th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Neil MonagueHealing through Song and Relationship
Thursday, February 4th
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Voices and Medicines of Residential School Survivors

Full Week of February 8 – 12, 2021

Grandmother Renee Thomas-HillTea with Totah
Wednesday, February 10th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dennis Windego,
Phyllis Webstad & Brian Kon

A collective of voices will be
joining the platform
to share experiences
and resiliency medicines.

Supporting Survivors
Monday, February 8th
Tuesday, February 9th
Wednesday, February 10th
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

60 Scoop Intergenerational
Thursday, February 11th
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Mohawk Village Memorial Park
Friday, February 12th
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bingo GranniesValentines Day – Humour & LOVE
Sunday, February 14th
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Doug Doolittle

*Continuation workshop with
Doug. Registration is an option
but not necessary.

I’m a Kind Man
Tuesday, February 16th
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

*Monday, March 8th

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*Wednesday, April 7th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Jane Burning

*Continuation workshop with
Jane. Registration is an option
but not necessary.
How our medicines within
will help heal the wounds we carry

Thursday, February 18th
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Rise UP
*Thursday, February 25th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Transformation to Transcendence
*Thursday, March 4th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Gail WhitlowMedicines from our Mother Earth
Tuesday, February 23rd
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Chef Johl WhiteduckFood as Medicine
Thursday, February 25th
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
NaWalka Geeshy Meegwun,
Lynden George & Shawn Johnston
2 Spirit Medicine
Tuesday, March 2nd
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 4th
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tala TootoosisThe Power to Change is Within
Tuesday, March 9th
10:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Isaac MurdochThe Love Within is Medicine
Thursday, March 11th
12:00 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
EdebwedOgichidaa – Val KingConnecting to our Spirit –
Rising from the Ashes like the Phoenix

Tuesday, March 16th
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Neil MonagueRemember When
Wednesday, March 17th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Manitou Mkwa SingersSong is Medicine
Thursday, March 18th
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.