Dr. Sean Lessard

sean lessard

Dr. Sean Lessard

Writer | Speaker | Researcher | Associate Professor 

University of Alberta

Panel: Wednesday, May 4th (AM)

 Indigenous Voices in Education, Justice and Economic Development:  Learning from the Past to Shape the Future

Description: In this session, panelists will share their stories and insights into how our past will help shape the future.


Dr. Sean Lessard is from Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 6 territory.  He is an award winning writer, international speaker and researcher in the field of indigenous education. Sean is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina and faculty member of the University of Alberta.  Sean has recently been awarded the Pat Clifford emerging researcher award by the Canadian Association for Teacher Educators as well as the Myer Horowitz Foundation outstanding dissertation award at the University of Alberta.  His work focuses on indigenous youth empowerment and leadership through wellness experiences.