Speeches

Cape Breton University Convocation Address

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I was very honoured to address the graduating class at the Cape Breton University 2014 Fall Convocation after being presented with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Here are my remarks. (They begin at 1:34:14) http://youtu.be/m1Mr61oRUmM?t=1h34m41s Here is the full text of my remarks. I ad-libbed some lines throughout. Miigwech Nidede Miigwech Nimaamaa May dowel oo Dee oq Neen deluweesi Wab Kinew Will dah see biggiisin. La wool log Da Ho I'm honoured to be invited to this event and to be welcomed on Mi'kmak land To Unamaki To Nova Scotia And to be honoured by Cape...

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Spoken Word defence of The Orenda on Canada Reads

This year I'm defending The Orenda on Canada Reads. I opened with a spoken word defence. Check it out here...

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Remarks on Bill C-428

Boozhoo ndinawemaaganag. Wabanakwut ndigo. Kwekwekipiness minawaa Ozowaabiitang ndizhinikaaz. Pizhiw ndoodem. Kaakakgiiwaatisoonigaming ndonjii. Nichiibiy midew. Ndanishinaabew. Shabashkaa'ininiwag izhinikaazowag ndinawemaaganag. Tobasonakwutiban gii-izhinkaazo ndehdehiban. Wabanakwut izhinkaazo minawaa nimishomisiban. Gii okijidaag ogowe gichi anishinaabeg. Wiinge nitaa gaa soongide'ewaad ogowe ininibanig. Gaa nibwaakaawaad minawaa. Ni gii miinigoog Anishinaabe pimadiziwin. Ndehdehiban ningii anishinaabemonotawigoog. Ogowe gichi anishinaabek ningii gikino'amawigoog Anishinaabe inaakonigewin. Gegit...

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Inclusion Works ’12 Keynote Address

Click on the "Read more" link below to watch the video of the Keynote address I delivered to the 2012 Inclusion Works conference in Edmonton recently. I spoke about why Aboriginal inclusion should be about so much more than just meeting quotas, but rather a source for adding value to a corporation... backed by a very personal story from my time at the CBC. Here's a brief excerpt: "Inclusion today is an investment that will pay dividends in the innovations of tomorrow" Miigwetch to Sarah Yankoo for the transcription!

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