Keynote Addresses

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Robin is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. As a writer and a scientist, her interests in include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. Dr. Kimmerer is the author of numerous scientific papers on the ecology of mosses and restoration ecology and on the contributions of traditional ecological knowledge to our understanding of the natural world. 

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca is Mi'kmaq and holds the position of Coordinator of Aboriginal Student Services at Nova Scotia Community College. An active supporter of youth engagement through poetry and the arts and has volunteered the past two years with the Halifax Youth Slam Team. Over the last several years she has organized a variety of workshops and poetry series’ with a focus on youth empowerment and diversity education.