Rap as the New Buffalo: The Role of Hip Hop in Indigenous Education
CBC Future 40 award recipient and Neechie Gear Role Model, Brad Bellegarde aka InfoRed has rocked the microphone across Turtle Island and has been a featured artist at events such as the 2014 North American Indigenous Games, Aboriginal Music Week in Manitoba, APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live and Vancouver’s Olympic Games celebrations. Brad is a proud Nakota/Cree member of the Little Black Bear First Nation who calls Regina, SK home.
A true believer that education is the new Buffalo, his work in schools gave him a unique opportunity to present his methods of education at the VIII International Conference of Intercultural Education in Indigenous Contexts in Temuco, Chile. In the professional world, Brad is also a storyteller as a journalist and has had articles published by the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, National Post and the Globe and Mail. As a performer, InfoRed was invited to perform for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during their Royal visit in 2012.
Three Ways Yoga will not Change the World…and One Way it Might
Lecturer in Religious Studies, Kinesiology and Sociology at the University of Regina and Luther College, Colin Hall has been teaching and studying yoga for over 15 years. He is the co-director of Bodhi Tree Yoga, where he and his wife Sarah built a thriving yoga community in the small prairie city of Regina, Saskatchewan. Colin started practicing yoga in the late 1990’s and continues to learn from his original teacher, David McAmmond.
In addition to his courses at the UofR, Colin provides workshops and teacher trainings on asana and yoga philosophy in addition to leading yoga tour groups to India. With his background in Religious Studies, Colin studies and teaches a fully integrated approach to yoga that incorporates biomechanics, psychology, philosophy, and story telling. His classes and writings are funny, challenging explorations into the depths of the body and mind. He has been published in Om Yoga Magazine, Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, and is a regular contributor for Yoga International.
The World Needs you to be Selfish
Jennifer is edgy, funny, and a little sweary. With over 20 years of tell-it-like-it-is leadership in public and private organizations, she climbed the corporate ladder to discover her passion for coaching and leadership development. She is a professional accountant by trade and an inspirer of intentional joy by passion. Her biggest lesson has been that when we lose the connection to ourselves then we can no longer connect with others.
In finding her connection to herself again, Jennifer is redefining what success looks like through her company, Intentional You. There, she challenges individuals to question their stories, their capabilities, and their judgments of themselves, to give them the platform to jump beyond what they thought was possible.
Why I Hate the Word 'Can’t'
Jeph has an utter disregard for the status quo, for the past 9 years he has been disrupting the marketing industry in Canada. He gives keynotes regularly on a variety of topics, hands out lottery tickets daily, and runs a marketing company out of Regina called Strategy Lab.
Jeph has had the pleasure of working with organizations such as Carmichael Outreach, the Regina Police Service, Gentle Teaching International, and teaches social media marketing at the University of Regina. Other than marketing, his real passion is coaching volleyball. He cofounded "Big Idea Camp" (a Summer Entrepreneurship camp for highschool students), doesn't believe in cutlery organizers, and has inspiringly funny business cards.