Maurice Switzer, Bnesi, is a citizen of the Mississaugas of Alderville, one of seven Williams Treaty First Nations. He lives in North Bay, where he operates Nimkii Communications, a public education practice with a focus on the Treaty relationship between First Nations and Canada. He has served as communications director for the Assembly of First Nations and the Union of Ontario Indians, and as an adjunct professor for the Indigenous Studies faculty at the University of Sudbury. He was the first Indigenous student at Trent University and the first Indigenous publisher of a daily newspaper in Canada.
Adam Gualtieri is a filmmaker from Northern Ontario and recent graduate from Ryerson University’s Media Production program. Adam has dedicated much of his blossoming journey in documentary filmmaking to the Indigenous community. With an added emphasis on cinematography and editing, Gualtieri was most recently nationally recognized for his interactive documentary exhibit, Shades of Our Sisters. The exhibit highlights the lives, rather than the deaths, of two missing and murdered Indigenous women.
4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a multi-media online publishing site that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, through transformative multi-media learning portals. This educational initiative, developed for secondary, post-secondary and the workplace incorporates teacher guides, slideshows, videos and award-winning films through its online learning portals.
As an ally-settler, Andree Cazabon made a personal and professional 10-year commitment to reconciliation in 2007. She works under the vision, guidance and direction of Indigenous Peoples in all her projects. With the collaboration and guidance of First Nations University of Canada and NCCIE, this 4-part series on reconciliation is a continuation of her commitment.
As a Gemini nominee, Andrée Cazabon’s films have amassed over 1 million viewers on CBC-Newsworld, TVA, Canal D, Radio-Canada, and CBC Television. A member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and Documentary Organization of Canada, she is the founder and CEO of Productions Cazabon, an award-winning bilingual film and television production company based in Toronto, Canada, with a satellite office in Regina, Saskatchewan. 2019 marks the twelfth year of her professional and personal commitment to reconciliation since her film, ‘3rd World Canada’. Rideau Hall acknowledged her service to reconciliation by awarding her the Meritorious Service Decorations – Civil Division. Andrée Cazabon is a fifth-generation francophone from the Ottawa region.
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