Dr. Sean Lessard - "The Red Worn Runners" Wellness and Empowerment

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Sheila Pelletier-Demerah
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The Red Worn Runners - Wellness and Empowerment

 with Dr. Sean Lessard, Associate Professor; University of Alberta 

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

viz zoom

Sean will explore his early work alongside youth which he entitled the "Red Worn Runners" which has become a central theme that shapes the ways that he continues to work and design programming alongside indigenous youth both in and outside of school places.  This work has led to significant community based program innovations and policy re-design as he continues to advocate for the importance of youth voice and empowerment. 
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Sean Lessard
Dr. Sean Lessard is from Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 6 territory in Northern Saskatchewan.  He is an award winning writer, international speaker and researcher in the field of indigenous education and youth studies. Sean is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta.  His work focuses on indigenous youth empowerment and leadership which has led to the co-creation of Growing Young Movers Youth Development an intergenerational wellness program and research hub.