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Sociology of Disaster: Indigenous Perspectives
Gilbert Fredette of Norway House Cree Nation will visit the Sociology of Disaster class for a guest talk.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information, contact Etsuko Yasui of the Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (ADES) program at Yasui@BrandonU.ca.
About Gilbert Fredette:
Mr. Gilbert Fredette is a proud Cree/Innu Indigenous man, who was born and raised in Winnipeg, and is a proud father and grandfather. He is a band member and former deputy chief/councilor for the Norway House Cree Nation 2014-2018, and currently working for the office as an administrative officer. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Manitoba and was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Gold Medal for Academic Achievement and perseverance in 2011.
Mr. Fredette has worked with Siloam Mission and created “Chiefs at Christmas,” which had First Nations leaders and public civil servants, such as, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson, and chief Justice Glenn Joyal. The event served Christmas dinner to Winnipeg’s less fortunate from 2017 to 2020. “Walking as One” is another program created by Mr. Fredette, working with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, in bringing opioid education to First Nations communities in Manitoba, a first of its kind.
Mr. Fredette has delivered many presentations across Canada, in his tireless work in advocating for Indigenous rights, and breaking down systemic barriers which has hampered the growth and opportunities for Indigenous people across Canada. Today he is working for his community and giving back to the people that have given him his opportunities to accomplish his continuous advocating work.
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