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Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis

Yeya’takwe’ní:yo | Chair

Karen Lewis ka’nisténhsera né:’e, tehniyáhse teyakoksà:tayen né:ne ronatehyà:ron, kahsótshera, táhnon teyotere’tsherà:ne kahsótshera né:’e. Yakonyáhten táhnon thóha akwé:kon tsi niyakónnhehs Kenhtè:ke shiyè:teron. Ken’ náhe yakotoríhshen tsi tewáhsen yà:ya’k niyohserá:ke yakoyo’tén:’on tsi yehyatonhseranónnha Tsi Tkanhiote Kenhtè:ke Tsi Yewennahnotáhkwa tsi nón:we é:so kanakerahserá:kon wa’eyo’tenhserakétsko. Tyakotyerénhton yakonkwehón:we yakóhson ne Excel, shakotihyatonhserá:wi ne ahonterihwahsté:rihste tsi yewennahnotáhkwa. Ministry yakoya’tarákwen ne Karen ayontyà:taren ne ratiya’takwe’ní:yos raotityóhkwa ne Southern Ontario Library Service. Shiyeksá:’a, Karen wa’akothón:te’ne ronwahsótha Kanyen’kéha rohthá:rahkwe táhnon tayenoronhkwa’tsherénhawe tsi niyó:re yakotehyà:ron.

Bonnie Jane Maracle

Bonnie Jane Maracle

Yehwistanónnha | Treasurer

Iehnhotonkwas (Bonnie Jane Maracle), yakothahyón:ni Kanyen’kehá:ka Kenhtè:ke niyakonhwentsyò:ten, yehá:wi ne B.A. ne Indigenous Studies, Trent nón:we; ne B.Ed & M.Ed, Queen’s nón:we; táhnon yakorhá:re ayakoyén:ta’ne ne Ph.D. ne Indigenous Studies, Trent nón:we, né:ne niya’té:kon yakorihwisákhon kwah né:ne Onkwehón:we Kaweyenhstà:tshera, Onkwehón:we Ratirihwisákhons, táhnon Onkwehón:we Ratiwennakará:tats. Ne ò:ni tsi yakotyà:tare ne TTO ratiya’takwe’ní:yos, Bonnie Jane yakotyà:tare ne Ratiya’takwe’ní:yos Raotityóhkwa ne Ontario Native Literacy Coalition, Ohsweken nón:we, táhnon ne Kanatsiohareke Kanakerahserá:yen Kanón:no nón:we. Yakorihonnyén:ni University of Victoria nón:we ne Aboriginal Language Revitalization Program; táhnon nón:wa yakoyó’te ne First Nations House nón:we, University of Toronto, né:ne Aboriginal Learning Strategist yakoyo’ténhseronte.

Dianne Sedore-McCoy

Dianne Sedore-McCoy

Dianne Sedore-McCoy yakorihonnyén:ni skátne ne Hastings-Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) ne 21 niyohserá:ke nikarì:wes, táhnon nón:wa yakoyó’te ne Learning Support Coordinator ne Indigenous Education aorihwà:ke.
Yakotyà:tare ne Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC) ne HPEDSB raotirihwà:ke; táhnon ne First Nation, Métis, Inuit Educators Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO).

Ed Maracle

Ed Maracle

Ed Maracle sénha tsi ní:yoht ne tewáhsen niyohserá:ke royo’tén:’on Queen’s University nón:we ne network administration táhnon electronics. Rohyatonhserayentà:sere ne kahyatonhserí:yo ne Queen’s Unviersity nón:we né:ne ò:ni Indigenous Studies táhnon Computer Science yorihò:ron táhnon technical diploma ne electronics engineering technology nithoyentá:’on ne St. Lawrence College nón:we. Ed ratya’tárha niya’té:kon karihonnyén:ni ne akawennahní:rate ne Kanyen’kéha táhnon niya’teyohserá:ke rathonkárya’ks ne Kanatsiohareke Ken’niyohontéhsha Ronaterihwahtentyà:ton.

Jan Hill

Jan Hill

Yakonyáhten yakoyá:ner ne Kanonhsyonne (Janice Corinne Hill) táhnon Associate Vice-Ohén:ton í:yete, Indigenous initiatives and Reconciliation, Queen’s University nón:we. Kenhtè:ke yakotehyà:ron táhnon tsi niyakónnhes yakoyo’tátye aonsayónnhete ne Kanyen’kéha táhnon tsi nihotirihò:ten, táhnon tsi nahò:ten thonehtáhkwen ne ontathsotshera’kénha.

Joanne Tabobandung

Joanne Tabobandung

Teyerihstò:rara’ks | Secretary

Jo-Anne Tabobandung ne ohén:ton í:yete táhnon yontatkowá:nen yakorihonnyén:ni tsi teká:tens yontóryes First Nations Technical Institute nón:we, rotikwatákwen ne Onkwehón:we teká:tens ronteweyénhstha raotirihwà:ke. Jo-Anne teyakoweyénhare ka’nisténhsera né:’e, áhsen niyakoksà:tayen tsyonathonwí:sen né:ne yonatyà:tare tsi tekontkennyónhe’s.

Kandice Baptiste

Kandice Baptiste

Kanyen’kehá:ka niyakonhwentsyò:ten ne Kandice Baptiste táhnon Kenhtè:ke yakonakerá:ton táhnon yakotehyà:ron.
Yehá:wi ne B.A. Wilfred Laurier University nityakoyentá:’on táhnon teyontkénnyeskwe, tehon’theróyaks teyontkénnyeskwe.
Nón:wa Yeya’takwe’ní:yo ne Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, Queen’s University nón:we.

Gabrielle Doreen

Gabrielle Doreen

Gabrielle Iakotennikonhrare Doreen is Mohawk, turtle clan from Tyendinaga and lives in Kahnawà:ke. She attended Shatiwennakaratats Adult Immersion program in 2008, and has worked in different language capacities in Tyendinaga, including immersion school teacher and language nest apprentice. Gabrielle has earned her Masters’ of Education degree focusing on Indigenous Land-Based Education in 2018 from the University of Saskatchewan where she is currently a PhD student in the Education/ Cross-departmental program. Gabrielle is a mother of four sons and has one grandchild. Her parents are Amzy and Alberta Doreen and her late Grandmother was Ada Doreen. In her spare time, Gabrielle likes to garden, kayak, bead, and make corn husk dolls.

Joe Brown

Joe Brown

Karihwawihson Joe Brown is a turtle clan member of the Mohawk Nation from Kenhtè:ke Mohawk Territory. Joe grew up within his culture and longhouse ways. After many years of teaching Kanyen’kéha classes, he started Rotinonhsyón:ni Cultural Consulting. Joe uses his social work training and language and cultural knowledge to help others through ceremonies and land based therapy.

Jodi John

Jodi John

Jodi John is Mohawk bear clan from Kenhtè:ke. She holds a BSc from Trent University in Psychology/Biology as well as a BSc in Nutrition from McGill University. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Queen’s University with a focus on Indigenous health.

Callie Hill

Callie Hill

Ohén:ton Í:yete | Executive Director

Yakonyáhten Kanyen’kehá:ka niyakonhwentsyò:ten ne Konwanonhsiyohstha (Callie Hill) né:ne Kenhtè:ke nityakawé:non. Yakoyo’ténhseronte tsi Ohén:ton Í:iete táhnon Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO) yakohnhá:’on tsi náhe ne 2004 shiyohserò:ten. Ohyaríha 2015 shiyohserò:ten, yakotohétston tsi yonteweyénhstha ne University of Victoria né:ne Master of Education, Indigenous Language Revitalization. Ne ò:ni tsi yerihwahserón:nis, teyeyo’tenhserayehstáhsyons táhnon ye’nikonhrarátye’s akwé:kon ne ohwísta, tsi yehyatónhkwa, táhnon tsi nihontyérha tsi rotiyó’te, yakoteríhonte ne tsi nihontyérha, né:ne ta’nón:wa yerihwisákhons né:’e, kaweyenhstà:tshera, tsi nihotirihò:ten, tóka’ni kaya’takehnhà:tshera aorihwà:ke.