Decolonizing Language

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Decolonizing Language

November 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Language has power. Learn about how language can continue to oppress Indigenous Peoples and how we can change this narrative.

About this event:

Join Shani Gwin, founder of pipikwan pêhtâkwan, and recent Top 40 Under 40 recipient as they lead this important session on Decolonizing Language.

In this 90 minute webinar participants will learn more about how language can continue to oppress Indigenous People and how we can change the narrative around First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

Please note, the session will run from 6:30- 8:00 p.m. MST with a Question & Answer portion at the end from 8:00pm- 8:30pm.

Speaker Biography: Shani Gwin is the founder and managing partner of pipikwan pêhtâkwan, formerly Gwin Communications. Founded in 2016, pipikwan pêhtâkwan is an Indigenous owned and operated company focused on elevating Indigenous voices and their stories. Shani is a sixth generation Métis. She’s a member of the Cunningham Clan and a descendant of Michel First Nation. Shani has 12 years of professional communications experience working for government, private and not-for-profit organizations.

She has led communications on high profile initiatives, issues and media events including: the Protect Our Elders campaign during COVID-19, the grand opening of Fort Edmonton Park’s Indigenous Peoples Experience, Secret Path Live for the Downie Wenjack Fund, and several infrastructure projects and initiatives for Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation.

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