News Release

Anishinabek Nation

The Anishinabek Nation Education Secretariat and Labour Market Development Department are coming together to host the first virtual Migizii Doodem (Eagle Clan) Forum, an online conference focused on emerging opportunities in education and employment.

The event is open to the 39 Anishinabek Nation member First Nations, and First Nation leadership, youth, education directors, health and social service providers, educators, youth workers, and partner organizations are encouraged to join.

The Anishinabek Nation is determined to continue providing opportunities for personal and professional development, networking, and news member First Nations. Organizers are thrilled to announce that Canadian astronaut and neurologist Dr. Roberta Bondar will provide the keynote presentation on Thursday, May 13.

“We want to remind our people, our young people, that things may be strange and different now, but there is a future, and we want everyone to be invested in it, in learning, in knowing, in being connected to where we’ve come from and where we can go,” says Polly Bobiwash, Director of Labour Market Development Department. “It’s different, but it’s exciting.”



Migizii Doodem (Eagle Clan) Forum


Isadore Toulouse – Anishinaabemowin Workshops
Honourable Leonard S. Mandamin – Indigenous Justice
Dr. Alan Corbiere – Anishinaabemowin, Culture and Treaties
Anishinabek Nation Head Getzit Nmishomis Gordon Waindubence – Migizii Doodem Teachings
Joe Pitawanakwat – Land-Based Learning
Dr. Brenda Restoule – Student Mental Health & Well-Being
Laurie Faith, Brittany Burek, and Taisley Isaac – Virtual Learning Supports
Canadian Steamship Lines – Employment Opportunities


Hosted via Zoom. Register in advance:


May 11-13, 2021, 1 pm to 4:30 pm

About the Anishinabek Nation

The Anishinabek Nation is a political advocate for 39 member First Nations across Ontario, representing approximately 65,000 citizens. The Anishinabek Nation is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact. 

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