Our Speakers

We've had the opportunity to feature more than 140 speakers on our stage over the last 10 years, from all ages and walks of life. Speakers from our most recent events will appear here, but be sure to check our past events to see talks from prior years.

Ramona Big HeadNavigating Trauma and Ways of Knowing

An educator with over 22 years of experience, Ramona Big Head is currently in her second year as principal of the ground-breaking Kainai High School, where she and associate principal Charlton Weasel Head are using a combination of brain science and traditional ways of knowing to help Kainai youth find their identity and advance their education through innovative curricula. A prior instructor at the University of Lethbridge for two years (2011-2013) in the Faculty of Education, Ramona currently is also a PhD Candidate out of the University of British Columbia examining the correlation between arts education and identity in Kainai youth.

Ramona's Blackfoot name is translated as "Many Sweat Lodge Woman" (Akaistsiiskaakii). She is a mother of 7 and a grandmother of 21 and recently became a great-grandmother.

Ramona co-presented with Charlton Weasel Head.



Ramona Big Head at Navigators (2018) | Video editing by Farmor Architecture