Dr. Sean Lessard

Sean Lessard

Dr. Sean Lessard

Writer | Researcher | Community Advoctae

Keynote: Thursday, April 10




Dr. Sean Lessard is Woodland Cree from Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Northern Saskatchewan Treaty 6 territory. He is an award-winning professor, writer and researcher specializing in youth wellness. Sean is a former youth worker, teacher and high school guidance counsellor.  He is known for his work alongside Indigenous youth and communities in the development of innovative educational programming and, in particular, Indigenous youth empowerment. Sean is currently an Associate Professor of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta in Indigenous Education and Teacher Education. He continues to write and research on the experiences of Indigenous youth and families in and outside of school places. This Montreal Lake Cree Nation video is being shown across Canada in Landmark Cinemas, celebrating Sean’s work in his home community of Montreal Lake Cree Nation.