2015 Keynote Presenters
The Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show will feature two keynote presenters each with inspiring presentations.
Dr. Martin Brokenleg is co-founder of the Circle of Courage and consultant for Reclaiming Youth International, providing training worldwide for individuals who work with youth at risk. He holds a doctorate in psychology and is a graduate of the Anglican Divinity School. For 30 years, Dr. Brokenleg was a professor of Native American studies at Augustana College of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has also been a director of The Neighborhood Youth Corps, chaplain in a correctional setting, and has extensive experience as an alcohol counselor. Dr. Brokenleg has consulted and led training programs throughout North America, New Zealand, and South Africa. He is the father of three children and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, practicing the culture of his Lakota people.
Wab Kinew is a one-of-a-kind award-winning talent, named by Postmedia News as one of “9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know.” He is the first Director of Indigenous Inclusion at the University of Winnipeg. In 2012, Wab hosted acclaimed CBC Television series 8th Fire. His hip-hop has won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award, and his journalism has won an Adrienne Clarkson RTNDA Award and a Gabriel Award, and was nominated for a Gemini Award. He has a BA in Economics and is a member of the Midewin. Wab inspires the young and the young-at-heart through hands on learning, artistic performance, and motivational speaking, drawing on the wisdom of the Anishinaabe elders, western education and experience as a journalist.
We hope you’ll come out to the 19th Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show, taking place May 12 to 14, 2014, to meet these dynamic speakers – and many more.