" Make a difference"
Hereditary Chief Ambers
" Say our names, remember us"
Chief Albert Wilson
" Be yourself "
My name is Richard (Nanawin) Jaques, I am from northern Manitoba, my Ookomisan (grandmothers- grandmother) is Ojibwa/Cree from Poplar River First Nation, Manitoba; my Omishoomisan (grandfathers-grandmother) Chippewa from Fond Du Lac Indian Nation, Michigan USA. I can attribute my Scottish/French family lines to the members of my family whom married Officers from Northwest Trading Company and Hudson's Bay Company in the early 19th century era.
I am a Anishinaabe Aadizookaan (traditional storyteller) and Indigenous Graduate Scholar in the Native Indigenous Education Program (NITEP BE.d) at the University of British Columbia. My desire is to present advice, materials and resources that can be utilized the my peers, friends and associates to enhance inclusive Indigenous subject matter in their future lessons.
I was asked recently " What do you hope to achieve as a Knowledge Keeper?" I simply replied that I want to Inspire, motivate and encourage my Peers to look beyond the headlines and critically evaluate the world around them, further, I want to be that conduit for active insight that opens up opportunities for learning that will hopefully assist my Peers in their future endeavors to explore Indigenous History, culture and language.
Richard (Nanawin) Jaques