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Aboriginal Education Research Forum 2018

Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Marcia Anderson

Dr. Marcia Anderson is Cree-Saulteaux, with roots going to the Norway House Cree Nation and Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. She practices both Internal Medicine and Public Health as a Medical Officer of Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. She is the Executive Director of Indigenous Academic Affairs in the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Current active areas of work include leading the development and implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Response Action Plans, Indigenous youth health, Indigenous maternal and child health, and Indigenous health care quality. She has recently been appointed Chair of the Indigenous Health Network of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. She is a Past President of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada and Past Chair of the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress. She was recognized for her contributions to Indigenous people’s health with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in March 2011.

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Dr. Glen McCabe

Dr. Glen McCabe, Metis from Winnipeg, Manitoba has had an interesting journey with academia (research, teaching and community service) and lifelong songwriting, and singing. Glen recently retired from his position as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba and turned toward his love of music and Metis lyrics into renewing his old ‘career’ in music. Glen has never shied away from writing about difficult and dark topics (poverty, homelessness and spirituality, Indigenous knowledge and wellness). Glen is writing songs and doing live performances as much as possible. For those who have had the pleasure of hearing his speeches and music, his humour, love, and passion for living with wellness is reflected in his words/songs.

During his academic career, Glen has many publications in prestigious journals (such as the American Psychological Association's "Psychotherapy", and Routledge's "Counselling Psychology Quarterly" and a variety of book chapters on indigenous healing and methods and outcomes) in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. He has delivered keynotes and presentations to conferences in a variety of venues in Canada: including for the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Also, he has given addresses to a variety of conferences and symposia in the United States. His particular interest has been in the area of Indigenous healing and wellness. Glen will share his views through the culmination of his research, teaching, community service and music as a way to highlight the relationship of Indigenous education and wellness.