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Ontario Professional Planners InstituteConference

October 3-5, 2017 | Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains, ON

Blue Mountain

Join the planning knowledge exchange

Ontario Professional Planners InstituteConference

October 3-5, 2017 | Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains, ON

Blue Mountain

Join the planning knowledge exchange

Ontario Professional Planners InstituteConference

October 3-5, 2017 | Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains, ON

Blue Mountain

Duke Redbird

Duke

Saugeen First Nation Elder


Dr. Duke Redbird is from the Saugeen First Nation Scalar , he is an Indigenous intellectual, poet, painter, broadcaster, filmmaker and orator. He brings his breadth of cultural knowledge and artistic practice to the benefit of a global audience.
 
Duke has been described as a multifaceted artist, practicing across a number of disciplines including literature, painting, theatre, cinema and most recently rap poetry. A well-known broadcaster and television personality, he is in demand as a public speaker in university, community college and elementary school settings. He delivers a unique perspective from his heritage that is both a positive and optimistic alternative to how we view our universe in the 2lst century. In 2005, Dr. Redbird was honored by the Indigenous community of Toronto and recognized as an Urban Elder and Wisdom Keeper. In this capacity, Duke's presentation is a message of inspiration, hope and vision for the future.
 
Presently, Dr. Redbird is an Advisor to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in the field of Indigenous Art & Culture; and the Curator of an inaugural art  exhibition called Debwewin (Truth) of the Museum, Fine Art Collection and Archives of the TDSB. He is also an Advisor for the Board of Director's of Toronto's Jumblies Theatre and the Banff Centre for the Arts.


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Bruce Krushelnicki, RPP

Bruce Krushelnicki, RPP

Executive Chair Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario


James McKenzie

James McKenzie

Associate Chair, Ontario Municipal Board


Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

Cofounder and Chief Communications Officer, Plasticity Labs


Bob Rae

Hon. Bob Rae

Former Ontario Premier and Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada


Enid Slack

Dr. Enid Slack

Director, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG)


Duke Redbird

Dr. Duke Redbird

Saugeen First Nation Elder