In honour of Treaties Recognition Week, Northern College is pleased to welcome speaker and leader, Norm Wesley, from Moose Cree First Nation to speak about the significance of treaties, both in the past and today.
About The Speaker:
Norm Wesley is an accomplished and well-respected member of the Moose Cree First Nation active as a member of the community and serving in many capacities as a volunteer over the years. He is an educator at heart, an engaging teacher and facilitator, inspiring speaker and a compassionate listener and mentor. His life’s work has enabled him to pursue his life’s mission: “to encourage the heart of others to soar to new heights”
His life experiences are varied from being a teacher, school vice principal, education director and college dean, to being a First Nations Policy Advisor, Tribal Chairman, member of Moose Cree Council and as a Chief; and once proud owners of Norm and Jean’s B & B.
He is currently semi-retired active in volunteering in various capacities in the community and taking on special projects as well as serving as a minister at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Moose Factory and Church of the Apostles in Moosonee, Ontario. Norm was born and raised in Moose Factory where he resides with his wife Jean. He is a proud father of four, grandfather of eight and one jaban.
This live event with speaker Norm Wesley will allow us to learn about the relationships of Indigenous Peoples, the land, and Canada. Following the presentation, there will be some time for a Question and Answer period.
Treaties Recognition Week:
Treaties Recognition Week occurs annually during the first week of November and was declared by Ontario legislation in 2016 to honour the importance of treaties and to help students and residents of Ontario learn more about treaty rights and relationships. This year, Treaties Recognition Week is from November 1 to 7, 2020.