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Indigenous Youth Panel:

Listening to Indigenous Youth-A panel discussion starring young Indigenous leaders, as they share their unique experiences, perspectives on decolonization, navigating COVID-19, advice that they would give their younger selves, and more. This event will provide an unparalleled opportunity to listen to their stories and learn about our collective role in creating a just society.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 1 PM-2PM

Location: ZOOM (you will be sent info and a link to join the Zoom meeting after registering & closer to the event time).

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Ashley Daniels-Ashley Daniels is a Dakota-Ojibway woman from Swan Lake First Nation with ties to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. Ashley is the female Youth Chief of Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) representing youth from 34 Southern Manitoba communities. Soon after elected as Youth Chief, she was appointed as the Manitoba Rep for the Assembly First Nations National Youth Council (AFN NYC) and is currently elected in as Executive Council to the AFN NYC for a second term. Lastly, Ashley is in her fourth-year student at the University of Manitoba with a goal is to pursue Medicine.

Kailey Arthurson-Tansi, Chachakisiw Mikisiw Iskwéw nitisinikason. My western name is Kailey Arthurson. I come from the communities of Ochékwi Sípí (Fisher River Cree Nation) and Kinoséwi Sípíhk (Norway House Cree Nation). My tribal identity includes Omushkego (Swampy Cree) and Anishinaabe (Ojibway). I am a two-spirit, single-mother, and jingle dress healer, currently completing my Bachelor of Education in my community. Ekosani.

Jesse McGregor-Tansi, Hello! My name is Jesse McGregor (he/him) – my spirit name is Pimichiwan, meaning Flowing Water. I am an Ininew, Cree, from Misipawistik Cree Nation (Grand Rapids, Manitoba) located in the beautiful lands of Treaty 5; however, for most of my life I grew up in the reserve of Kinisao Sipi Cree Nation (Norway House, Manitoba). I am currently in my 4thyear at the University of Manitoba, pursuing a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with future aspirations of entering the field of Medicine. One day, I would like to move back to Norway House and serve the community as a Family Doctor.

Tracie Leost -At just twenty two years old, Tracie Léost is a young Métis leader, activist, and academic from St. Laurent, Manitoba in Treaty 1 Territory. In 2015, she embarked on the MMIW Journey of Hope, a 115 kilometre run in four days to raise money and awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. She raised over $6,000 and began leading a global conversation about violence against women. She is a decorated Indigenous athlete, and a young person who takes pride in her community and people. Tracie raises awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, she makes safe spaces for young people, coaches hockey, baseball and football teams for Indigenous youth in care and patrols regularly with White Pony Lodge. Tracie is a Social Work Student at the University of Regina where she holds excellent academic standing and was named one of the Universities most promising undergraduate students. In the spring of 2021 Tracie will become a first generation university graduate in her family and she plans on studying Indigenous Law next. Tracie is the founder of Waanishka Movement Inc., an Indigenous youth led non-profit that exists to support and uplift the rise of Indigenous young people. It is evident that Tracie embodies the strength of our young women who are leading the way for our next seven generations. Tracie is the recipient of the Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award and the YWCA Women of Distinction – Gerrie Hammond Memorial Award of Promise. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Young Humanitarian Award and the Manitoba Hero Award. In 2018 Tracie was the recipient of the Indspire Youth Metis Award, the highest honoured bestowed upon Indigenous people. In February, Tracie was inducted in the Order of Gabriel Dumont Bronze Medal, one of the Métis Nations highest civilian honours.


Shawna Coulthard

Events & Volunteer Coordinator

University of Manitoba Students' Union

UMSU Service Centre: 204 474 6822

101 UMSU University Centre, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

t: 204 474 6742


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