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Thursday, November 25 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
The Nookomis Nibi Biijigozi (Grandmother Water Moves Here) Advisory Circle (NNBAC)

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The Nookomis Nibi Biijigozi (Grandmother Water Moves Here) Advisory Circle (NNBAC) was created in ceremony as a visionary and advisory body. Our goal is to support the Laboratories Canada strategy by providing advice that supports the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples, and to contribute to Public Services and Procurement Canada’s efforts towards reconciliation.  
 
We represent a unique approach to working across cultures to bring the issues, experiences and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples to policy and programs, and to ensure that Indigenous perspectives are considered. Formed a little over a year ago, we have influenced our organisation by beginning to create an environment to discuss issues and innovative ways to contribute to reconciliation.  Come and meet the NNBAC members Angelene Giesbrecht, Jake Freeman, Mathew Smith, Reginald Parsons, and Selina Bishop and hear about our path to create a culturally safe work environment, and the foundation we are building. Facilitated by Lindsay Copland, PSPC. 

Note: The session will open and close in ceremony. Please bring water to drink. 

Moderators
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Lindsay Copland

Manager of Science Policy, Public Services and Procurement Canada's Laboratories Canada Program
Lindsay is the Manager of Science Policy in Public Services and Procurement Canada's Laboratories Canada Program. Her work supports the aims of building the best the federal labs of the future, and creating environments which foster transformative science.Lindsay has a strong interest... Read More →

Speakers
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Angelene Giesbrecht

Outreach Office, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Angie is a First Nations women and grew up in Winnipeg Manitoba.  She holds a Degree in Microbiology from the University of Manitoba. Culturally, Angie follows the Anishinaabe ways of life even though her heritage also includes Inninew, and Métis.  Both parents were Residential... Read More →
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Jake Freeman

Policy Analyst, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Jake (Jacqueline) Freeman is a proud Michif raised in Winnipeg, the homeland of the Métis Nation and Treaty 1 territory.  She holds a Chemical and Biosciences Technology Diploma from Red River College (2000) as well as a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba (2008).Jake’s... Read More →
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Mathew Smith

Research Analyst, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Mathew is a proud Anishnabeg from the Algonquins of Barrier Lake and Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg from the province of Quebec. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa (2012). After graduating, Mathew has acquired experience working with non-profit... Read More →
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Reginald Parsons

Manager, Indigenous Relations and Social Science Policy, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Reg is a proud Inuk (Nunatsiavut Beneficiary) and Newfoundlander, he is a 60s Scoop thriver who is keen to learn and contribute toward reconciliation. He currently works Public Services and Procurement Canada where he joined the Science and Policy Sector in August of 2020. Previously... Read More →
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Selina Bishop

Economic Policy Analyst, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Selina has had the privilege of working with and for Indigenous Peoples in her career and work in her community, and continues to learn and grow as an ally. Selina currently works in Science Policy for Laboratories Canada and has a keen interest in braiding knowledge systems and... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Virtual