Lewis Cardinal Joins The Writing Stick

posted Jan 26, 2017, 9:10 AM by Tanya Ball   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 9:16 AM ]

Another day, another teaser! The Writing Stick is proud to announce another confirmed participant: Lewis Cardinal.


Cardinal is a communicator and educator, dedicated to creating and maintaining connections and relationships that cross cultural divides.  His work has mirrored his personal vision of a socially just and responsive society.  His long track record of public service includes founding board member of Racism Free Edmonton, founding Board Member of Alberta Aboriginal Arts, Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Commission for Human Rights and Justice, and Trustee of the Council for a Parliament of World Religions, to mention only a few.

Cardinal has received Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Public Service, the IndSpire Award for Public Service (the highest award given to an Indigenous person by Indigenous people in Canada), the Province of Alberta’s Centennial Medal for his work in Human Rights and Diversity, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Grant MacEwan University, the Human Rights Award of Recognition from the Centre for Race and Culture, and recently was conferred the Honorary Degree of “Doctor of Sacred Letters” from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Alberta.

Cardinal’s consulting company, Cardinal Strategic Communications, specializes in Indigenous Education, Governance, and Communications.

Cardinal will bring the three days of programming to a close by providing the conference summary, which is set up for early Saturday afternoon (June 10)

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