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Episode 5 with Gabrielle Fayant-Lewis and Teresa Edwards

In this fifth and final episode, my guests and I will continue our conversation on Dr. Peter H. Bryce’s research with an emphasis on futurity and hope for the next 100 years. The guest for this episode are Gabrielle Fayant-Lewis and Teresa Edwards. Gabby originates from Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Alberta. She is an award-winning woman for her work in her community, her dedication to supporting young people, and amplifying grassroots efforts. Teresa is a member of the Listuguj (lis·tu·guch) Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec. Her ceremonial name is Young Fire Woman, a name that she strives to fulfill through her work as an International Human Rights Lawyer. Teresa is the Executive Director and In-House Legal Counsel for the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF), which she has held since 2017.

Guests and Host

Bobby Henry

Education Collaborator and Podcast Host

Stanley (Bobby) Henry, OCT, is of the Ball Deer Clan. He is a member of the Cayuga Nation, a nation of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. He is a community member of Six Nations of the River Territory and has spent 15+ years of his life in K-12 Cayuga language immersion education. He is a Ph.D. student in Trent University’s Ph.D. program in Indigenous Studies and holds a Master of Education degree in Indigenous Education from Lakehead University. Bobby is an Assistant Professor in Brock University’s Faculty of Education. His research interests are issues in Indigenous education, Indigenous language pedagogies and regeneration, and decolonizing and Indigenizing PK-12 education.

Gabrielle Fayant

Podcast Guest

Gabrielle is a Métis woman who originates from Fishing Lake Métis Settlement, Alberta. Gabrielle is an award-winning woman for her work in her community, her dedication to supporting young people, and amplifying grassroots efforts. Gabrielle is passionate about cultural resurgence, revitalization and restitution for all Indigenous peoples. She has worked with several Indigenous and non-profit organizations, and is the co-founder and co-CEO of the Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G).

Teresa Edwards

Podcast Guest

Teresa is a member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec. Her ceremonial name is Young Fire Woman, a name that she strives to fulfill through her work as an International Human Rights Lawyer.  Teresa is the Executive Director and In-House Legal Counsel for the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF), which she has held since 2017. For over 30 years, she has been a strong advocate for Indigenous Peoples by championing changes in programs, policy, and legislation from within government and while working with National Indigenous Organizations such as the Assembly of First Nations, Native Women’s Association of Canada, and from within her own legal practice. She works to bring equity to Indigenous Peoples by improving socioeconomic conditions and their overall well-being. 

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