The Residential School System with Edwin Jebb & Jennie Wastesicoot

Live | 12:00 pm via Microsoft Teams

Edwin Jebb, Chancellor University College of the North, and Jennie Wastesicoot, Assistant Professor at University College of the North have hosted presentations on the Residential School System, and we are so grateful they will host a conversation for us.

A member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN), Edwin Jebb was one of the first Aboriginal graduates of the University of Manitoba. Edwin is retired from the Opaskwayak Education Authority where he spent 19 years heading OCN’s school system, developing education programs and promoting healthy lifestyles for Manitoba’s First Nations people. An active volunteer in his community, Edwin was a member of the implementation team tasked with developing the University College of the North. Edwin has received numerous awards throughout his career including the Brandon University’s Teacher Education Program Meritorious Service Award, the Frontier School Division Award and was named to the Order of Manitoba in 2000. Edwin was installed as the University College of the North’s second Chancellor in June 2011.

Jennie Wastesicoot received her PhD from the University of Manitoba in 2015. She attended the Mackay Indian Residential School where she learned to adapt to a new way of life that was often challenging. Determined not to forget what her family had instilled in her, she maintains a strong connection with her culture working with Elders, her constant advisors. Jennie teaches at the University College of the North and is a member to York Factory First Nation and former member to the Chemawawin Cree Nation.