Indigenous Persons Day at the 2019 NSPE
The NSPE is excited to host the Indigenous Person's Day at the 2019 Exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 22. We are planning a day filled with Mi'kmaq cultural demonstrations and speakers. The Mi'kmaq culture has played a vital role in Colchester County and all of the Atlantic Provinces; the NSPE would like to celebrate their heritage during our exhibition.
We are excited to announce Trevor Sanipass as one of our guest speakers. He is Mi’kmaq First Nations belonging to a community called Eskasoni but currently resides in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. He is a direct descendant of the last hereditary Grand Chief John Denny Jr. Trevor is currently employed with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Correctional Services as a Probation Officer. Trevor is a motivational speaker, a champion of diversity & a role model for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, including youth.
Trevor is the member of a long list of committees and he also a Human Rights Facilitator and Aboriginal Perceptions facilitator called “L’nu’way” for Department of Justice. Trevor is a member of the “Treaty Education Speaker’s Bureau” who will facilitate and share the Mi’kmaq Culture and Treaties to Nova Scotians in the Public Sector and to the rest of Canada. He is a new member of the Union of Nova Scotia Indians (UNSI) Justice Committee Representative for the Tripartite Forum. Trevor is a champion arm wrestler who placed 8th in the World. He is also an associate producer and consultant for a television series called “Arm Nation” which aired in the Fall of 2018 on APTN.
Trevor received two (2) Minister of Justice Awards “Exceptional Contributions to Corrections” for his dedicated hard work and enthusiasm for Corrections. In addition, Trevor received a limited-edition pin from the House of Commons for his commitment and support to Indigenous people and youth. Trevor speaks in high schools, Universities and Colleges. He goes around a shares his culture, knowledge and wisdom to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities throughout the Atlantic Provinces.