COTR recognizing Indigenous History Month with guest speakers

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Bonnie Harvey and Kathryn Teneese presenting at College of the Rockies for Indigenous History Month.

Ktunaxa Nation leaders Bonnie Harvey and Kathryn Teneese will present

June is Indigenous History Month (IHM), a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people in our region, and across Canada. College of the Rockies is honoured to recognize IHM by hosting two distinguished Ktunaxa speakers.

“Bonnie and Kathryn are two dynamic and knowledgeable speakers,” said Dana Wesley, Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy and Reconciliation. “We’re honoured that they will be sharing their wisdom with us for Indigenous History Month.”

Bonnie Harvey, a proud Ktunaxa woman who has travelled throughout the region and beyond to share her knowledge and love through legends, will kick of Indigenous History Month. Her presentation entitled ʔaq̓am and Ktunaxa Perspectives with Bonnie Harvey will take place on June 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

On June 8, Kathryn Teneese will present A Conversation About Reconciliation. Teneese, both a former College of the Rockies student and instructor, has participated in local and provincial public service since the late 1960s. Most recently she has served as a member of the British Columbia Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council. Her presentation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Both events will take place at the College’s Cranbrook campus’ Lecture Theatre (KC 250) or can be viewed online. Pre-registration for the free presentations is required at cotr.ca/events.

Learn more about College of the Rockies’ Indigenous Education.



About College of the Rockies

For more than 45 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry, and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education, and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.


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