Keynote Speaker – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15th – Ryan McMahon

 Armed with a degree in theatre and as a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory (Toronto), Ryan’s comedic storytelling style is fast paced, loose and irreverent as he explores the good, the bad and the ugly between Indian Country and the mainstream.
Since 2010, McMahon has recorded 3 national comedy specials (Welcome To Turtle Island Too, UnReserved and Red Man Laughing) and taped 2 Gala sets at the prestigious Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
In 2012, McMahon became the first native comedian to ever record a full mainstream comedy special with CBC TV (Ryan McMahon – UnReserved) and later that year made his debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, QC where he was named to the NEW FACES list at the festival.
Ryan will be speaking from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15th.


Keynote Speaker – 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15th – Glenda Abbott

– Nehiyaw-Plains Cree Pelican Lake First Nation Treaty 6 Educator
– Indigenous Program and Curriculum Development Specialist
– Traditional medicines, indigenous gardening, heritage seeds and ethnobotany
– Traditional Birth Knowledge Keeper