2017 Keynote Speaker

Donna AshamockWe were proud to welcome Donna Ashamock as our 2017 conference keynote speaker.

As an Eeyou (Cree) community educator and practitioner for over twenty years, Donna Ashamock has worked with her community in Moosonee and Moose Factory in northeastern Ontario. Grounded in Cree Indigenous-centred processes and worldview, she collaborated with fellow MoCreebec citizens to organize innovative community initiatives to support their governance and economic self-reliance such as the Cree Village Ecolodge, Community Education and Empowerment Project, and the MoCreebec Constitution.

Donna facilitated employability and leadership programs for Indigenous young leaders with Northern College for four years and through several MoCreebec non-profit programs. She has worked with non-profit organizations in community development and until recently a teacher retention organization. Donna currently works as a contract facilitator and writer in education for a provincial-territorial organization in Treaty 5 and Treaty 9.