The Indigenous Speaker Series, an annual tour of Indigenous role models throughout the Division, is a time to celebrate the success and strength of Indigenous leaders. Guests tour schools throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and share their success stories with students and staff. Since being cancelled in 2020 and going virtual in 2021, students and staff are excited to welcome back the in-person event.
PWPSD welcomes Mikey Harris and Beverly Lambert as presenters for 2022. Mikey Harris, also known as Dizzy Feet and originally from Winnipeg and the Sagkeeng First Nation, is a Métis Jigger, Hip Hop dancer, and choreographer known for his fast feet. Pioneering a new style of dance fusing jigging and hip hop, Mikey is a crowd favourite!
Beverly Lambert, also known as Métis Bev, is a motivational speaker and jigging instructor. She is a Métis Cultural Knowledge Keeper who presents on cultural awareness, Métis pride and jigging.
Jackie Benning, Indigenous Services Educator with the Division, says it’s important for students to see themselves represented in school and for everyone to appreciate the success of Indigenous people. “The Speaker Series aids us in advancing our values of supporting the success of Indigenous students, increasing understanding and respect for Indigenous peoples, and increasing representation.”
Mikey Harris is scheduled to tour PWPSD March 21-25; Beverly Lambert will visit schools in May.