Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony – TASSC Tkaronto Summit: Honouring Our Members

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Meet The Event Speakers
Executive Director
Jeffrey Schiffer was born and raised in Coast Salish territory and has Métis and German ancestry.
Interim Senator
Serves as Senator and Knowledge Seeker on the Toronto and York Region Métis Council. Raised on the land near the Georgian Bay waters, Suzanne traces her Métis roots to Red River Valley.
Hoop Dancer
Ascension started dancing as soon as he could walk, soon after at the age of 2 he started Hoop Dancing like his father before him.
Community Safety Liaison. Medicine Water Woman.
Lindsey's traditional name is ‘Mushkiiki Nibi Kwe’, which translates to ‘Medicine Water Woman’ and she is turtle clan.
Executive Director.
Keith McCrady is an Ojibway and Cree from the Bear Clan who has worked with Indigenous families for over twenty years.
Filmmaker. Writer. Stand Up Comedy. Dancer. Singer.
JL Whitecrow is a multi-disciplinary artist from Seine River First Nation, Treaty #3 and lives in Toronto.
Stand Up Comedian.
She is a sassy, bad assy, yet classy. She is an active community member, stand up comedian, Northern Style Women's Traditional dancer, educator, back up singer & an avid beader.
Activist. Artist. Drum Song Song Writer.
Kevin was born in Hamilton, Ontario on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississauga, and is part of the Bird clan of the Dakotas.
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