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.

Garret C. SmithExploring a Healing Dialogue

Exploring a traditional, healing form of dialogue about how we can better share the surrounding lands and understand the reality of First Nations trauma within our current society. Garret utilizes his experience growing up in Treaty 7 territory, the lessons he learned from the Elders, his time spent in prison, the issue of Universities, and the life-changing path he found in acting that lead him to help himself become a better father and do what he can to help his people heal. Specifically challenging the 'male-ego' to take a deep look at oneself and reflect on how we got where we are today, and how we can improve where we end up tomorrow.

Garret C. Smith is a proud member of the Piikani and Kainai Tribes of the Blackfoot Nation in Southern Alberta. A 2013 graduate of the Centre For Indigenous Theatre located in Toronto, Ontario; the former Interim Artistic Director for Making Treaty 7, and is the Founder of the "Mohkinstsis Healing Camp" previously located in downtown Calgary, Alberta.

Garret is an activist, actor, writer and youth support advocate.

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