Thursday, January 12, 2023

Circles on Indigenous Worldviews presents



with Lewis, Jacquelyn and Hunter Cardinal


Wed January 25th 2023 @ 7:30pm ET, 5:30pm MT, 4:30pm PT - 00:30am GMT


This event is presented online with Zoom. Please register in advance HERE.


The Circles on Indigenous Worldviews series is part of Initiatives of Change Canadas (IofC) commitment to promote learning and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and to give voice to those who say, The truth has to be told.

In 2023, we are entering into a second phase of the series. We have looked at the past with seven speakers on different aspects. We now want to look to the future in line with IofC’s focus this year of Building Bridges Across Generations. How does the Indigenous young generation see what’s ahead of them and how do they get there?  How do young Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples relate to each other, is there a way to walk side by side (Two Row Wampum), and what can be learned from the relationships of the older and younger generations?

You are encouraged to ‘bring along’ any of the younger generation you are in touch with.


On January 25th, 2023, our guest speakers will be Lewis Cardinal, his son Hunter, and daughter Jacquelyn. All three are from the Sucker Creek Cree First Nation in northern Alberta.

Jacquelyn Cardinal is a sakāwithiniwak (Woodland Cree) entrepreneur and Indigenous technologist. In her role as Managing Director at Naheyawin, a storytelling and education social enterprise based in amiskwacîwâskahikan (or Edmonton, Alberta), Jacquelyn works to integrate and mobilize diverse knowledge systems to realize the promise of our treaties. She has received an Esquao Award for Achievement in Business and a SHEInnovates Award from the UN Women's Global Innovation Coalition for Change for her ongoing entrepreneurial pursuits.

Hunter Cardinal is a sakāwithiniwak (Woodland Cree) storyteller and performer. In his role as Director of Story at Naheyawin, a storytelling and education social enterprise based in amiskwacîwâskahikan (or Edmonton, Alberta), Hunter endeavours to help all those he works with to understand their place in the vast story of creation in order to realize their personal power. In 2018, Hunter was recognized by Vue Weekly as Edmonton's Best Actor and was awarded a place in Edmonton's esteemed Top 40 Under 40.

Lewis Cardinal is a communicator and educator; he has dedicated his life’s work to creating and maintaining connections and relationships in the cross-cultural divides. Lewis is Woodland Cree from the Sucker Creek Cree First Nation in northern Alberta. His consulting company, Cardinal Strategic Communications, specializes in Indigenous education and communications project development. He is also owner and CEO of Red Earth Blue Sky Productions, a multi-media and entertainment production company. Currently, Lewis is Project Manager for “kihcihkaw askî–Sacred Land” in the City of Edmonton, Canada’s first urban Indigenous ceremony grounds.

Through this conversation, we hope to get some thought-provoking comments and feedback that could be used and passed along to decision makers in society, as well as be reflected in our personal efforts towards reconciliation.


Jody Raybould-Wilson’s most recent book is True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change. HERE is a link to a Canadian Press article about the book, and a video of Raybould-Wilson discussing it (in English). Jack Freebury, a non-Indigenous participant in previous presentations of the Circles on Indigenous Worldviews series, writes: ‘I am trying to learn from my indigenous friends their ideas about how to play an effective role in this very much needed issue for Canadians’.


PLEASE JOIN US ON JANUARY 25th for this important conversation.
Register HERE.


Thank you for your interest in the Circles on Indigenous Worldviews series, which is a volunteer-run initiative sponsored by Initiatives of Change Canada. Click HERE for more background on this series and the history of IofC Canada with indigenous peoples.

We gratefully accept any support you are able to provide to this series through donations on Canada Helps or Interac donations sent to