Debwewin Oakville is guided by an Advisory Council who are Indigenous knowledge keepers, claims experts, historians and researchers.  Each individual will guide the project and ensure the work will be Indigenous led and guided by the 7 Grandfather teachings.

Lead: Elder Peter Schuler

Lead: Elder Peter Schuler

Ojibwe name, Ozhibiige Nini, means “The Man Who Writes”. Elder Peter Schuler is a grandfather and Elder of the Mississaugas of the Credit and a member of the Minweyweygaan Midewin Lodge in Manitoba.

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Angela Bellegarde

Angela Bellegarde, MBA

Angela Bellegarde (bell-guard) is the Indigenous Lead for Our Kids Network. She is a band member of Peepeekisis (pee-pee-kuh-sis) Cree First Nation in the Treaty 4 Territory of Saskatchewan and has lived in the Halton Region for the past 15 years.

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Dr. Karine Duhamel

Dr. Karine Duhamel

Dr. Karine Duhamel: Is Anishinaabe-Métis with roots in Northwestern Ontario. She was formerly Adjunct Professor at the University of Winnipeg where she developed and taught courses on the history and legacy of residential schools.

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Kim Fullerton, LLB

Kim Fullerton, LLB

Called to the Bar in Ontario in 1982, Kim’s practice is restricted to representing First Nations and organizations as legal counsel primarily in land claims against Canada and Ontario.

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Prof. Kevin Lamoureux

Prof. Kevin Lamoureux

A Faculty member at the University of Winnipeg, former Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and Scholar in Residence for several school divisions.

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As historians, we have seen the many ways in which contemporary historical narratives fail Indigenous Nations, misrepresenting their histories and deprioritizing their stories. As a non-Indigenous company working in historical research, we believe that consulting and partnering with Indigenous Peoples is the best way we can contribute to decolonizing history.

We are honoured to support the Debwewin Advisory Council and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation in sharing and promoting the Indigenous history of Oakville and specifically the history of Treaties 14 and 22.

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