Speaker Series: Foot in Both Worlds

Join the CPRS Northern Lights for our next Speaker Series topic – Foot in Both Worlds – with special guests Marlaena Mann and Robert Doane from the Carrier Sekani Family Services Communications on Friday, September 20 starting at noon at the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Boardroom or online via a webinar.

Foot in Both Worlds L&L social graphic WITH SPONSORSHIP

Learn about the “Foot in Both Worlds” Carrier Competency Training program delivered by Marlaena Mann. In addition to showcasing this cultural program, Marlaena will be sharing her experience of working with many elders and knowledge holders to research, write, and publish the Nowa Guna “Our Way” Carrier Culture book which accompanies the training.

Attend for free, thanks to our sponsor, Kevin Brown Communications. Remote livestreaming is available (RSVP for details).

RSVP by emailing cprsnl@gmail.com by Wednesday, September 18. Please bring a lunch.

Speaker Profiles

Marlaena Mann

Marlaena is passionate about social justice, communications, leadership development, and wellness education. Some of her career highlights include acquiring funding and conducting program development for numerous holistic wellness initiatives including the Burns Lake Women’s Safe House, and the Burns Lake Bridging to Employment Program.

She has spoken at numerous conferences including the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education and the National Indigenous Child Welfare Association Annual Conference.

Marlaena’s educational background is in social work, and she also holds a Life Coach Certification through the International Coach Academy. Most recently, Marlaena has attained a master’s degree in educational leadership through Simon Fraser University, and earned an Indigenous Governance Certificate through the University of Arizona.

Robert Doane

Robert is former award-winning journalist, host and producer – now working in communications for Carrier Sekani Family Services.

Media achievements include a number of RTDNA awards (provincially and nationally) for his work on a number of radio series specials, a Jack Webster Fellowship at the Poynters Institute in Florida and was one of the first people to be accepted into CBC’s Developing Diverse Emerging Leaders Program in 2017, in Toronto.

Robert produced CBC’s National Indigenous Peoples Day event in Toronto, in 2017 and was instrumental in developing a national resource group for Indigenous staff members working across Canada, for CBC.

Robert’s educational background includes a degree in Communications, but most recently finished his Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in leadership at Royal Roads University, in 2017.

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