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2024 OMAH Annual General Meeting

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are honoured to welcome Kelly Brownbill as our special guest speaker.

Biography

Kelly Brownbill’s spirit name, Wabunnoongakekwe, means Woman Who Comes from the East and she is proud to be Waabizhashi Dodem, Marten Clan.  She is a member of the Flat Bay community of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Newfoundland, and of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge.

As an educator on Indigenous issues, she has conducted countless cultural awareness training sessions across a broad range of service sectors including key staff from both the provincial and federal governments.  She guides organizations in forging more respectful and equitable relationships with Indigenous communities and agencies. For 10 years she filled the role of peer referral agent for Canada’s largest single site employer of Indigenous people. She has also worked with Indigenous communities, both on and off reserve, to develop healthy agency models and to further develop counselling skills with Indigenous clients.

Kelly has twice published Indigenous perspectives in peer-reviewed publications on workplace wellness and addiction and for 7 years was the Senior Editor and Cultural Advisor for 4 Canoes, a periodical series of books showcasing individual Nations around Turtle Island and Canoe Kids, a series of culturally inspired children’s books. She is also proud to be the Auntie-in-Residence for Young People’s Theatre in Toronto and has recently joined the Board of Directors of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

Please note that you MUST be a member in good standing to attend the AGM, you will not be able to register using this link without signing in. Your membership ID is your email address. If you have any trouble with the registration process, please send an email to the Operations Coordinator: visitors@orilliamuseum.org.

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Date:
June 5
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm