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Thursday, February 23 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Self Care and Reconciliation

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In this hilarious and inspiring keynote, Richard Van Camp will share his tips for self care and mental wellness. He will also share his thoughts on Reconciliation and how everyone can be an ally to Indigenous communities. As well, Richard has prepared gifts for everyone: 24 miracle stories shared by Indigenous Elders, my list of books K through 12 that I believe in and why they matter (with a breakdown of grade appropriateness), our Reclaimed Moon and Star Knowledge (which you can use with your own family and classroom and library), our Reclaimed Community calendar (which you can also use with your own family and classroom and library) and my list of self care tips which will delight you as these are techniques you can use with your own sweet self, your family, your classroom and colleagues. Mahsi cho and we'll see you there! I can't wait to honour you!

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Richard Van Camp

Richard Van Camp is a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT, living in Edmonton. He is the author of 26 books and his novel, The Lesser Blessed, is a feature film with First Generation Films. You can watch it on CBC Gem for free. Richard is a best selling author and probably owes... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-Art Centre Main Stage
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