Eddy Robinson Named Opening Keynote Speaker for CCSA’s Issues of Substance
June 16, 2021
Renowned Indigenous artist, teacher, musician, educator and speaker Eddy Robinson has been named the opening keynote speaker for CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2021 conference.
Eddy has worked and advocated for many Indigenous communities locally, provincially and nationally for the past 25 years. He will speak on his personal experiences during the afternoon of November 23.
Eddy engages Truth and Reconciliation through a personal narrative. He openly shares his experiences of growing up in the city and overcoming adversity. He attributes his successes to Indigenous culture and the many allies that have created space for him along the way.
The Dewegun (“d-way-gun,” which means drum) first set Eddy on a path that led to other important sources in his rediscovery of his Anishinaabe and Muskegowuk Cree identity. On his journey he had the privilege of experiencing traditional ceremonies and Indigenous literature and film, and of being mentored by cultural leaders, traditional teachers and Elders.
Eddy believes that to heal from the impacts of colonial trauma and oppression, we need to raise global collective consciousness about what happened to Indigenous people in North America. The truth will help both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to grow and will support the healing process.
Learn more about Eddy.