Amplifying Indigenous Voices
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm EST
The session will look at how Indigenous youth can integrate Indigenous world views in the digital world. How can Indigenous youth use social media and other platforms to tell their stories, uplift other Indigenous communities' stories and connect during the pandemic
Speakers: Kairyn Potts, Jody Lerat, Mitchell White
Jody Lerat (she/they) is a queer/two-spirit nēhiyaw from Cowessess First Nation and Poundmaker Cree Nation but resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. They graduated from the Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) and have been working for Saskatoon Public Schools in various positions since 2015. Jody is also a multimedia artist who has taken on various projects for organizations in Saskatoon. As an educator and artist, their work centers around identity and intersectionality. They founded the Future Artistic Minds program with a core group of youth in the spring of 2019, and continues to mentor and help facilitate youth needs through the program.