Event LIFT-NL 2024 starts on October 25, 2024 at 8:45:00 AM -0330
Keynote - Julie Pellissier-Lush
10/25/24, 1:35 PM - 10/25/24, 2:35 PM (-0330) (1 hour)

Keynote - Julie Pellissier-Lush
Julie Pellissier-Lush

Julie Pellissier-Lush M.S.M, actress, and bestselling author of My Mi’kmaq Mother , Poet Laureate for PEI, recipient of the Queens jubilee medal in 2013, the Meritorious Service Medal recipient in 2017, and the Senators 150 metal in April 2019. She grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent a number of years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before coming back home.

Julie is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg in 2000 with a double major in Psychology and Human Resource Management. She writes, acts, and does photography to preserve the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq for future generations. Julie wrote the poems for the play Mi’kmaq Legends which has been performed on many different stages in the Atlantic region. It is her hope that this play will someday travel across Canada and beyond so more people have the opportunity to learn about the rich Mi’kmaq history!

Julie lives in PEI with her husband Rick, her five children, and her granddaughter Miah.

Seven Generations 

Through this presentation you will learn stories of the Mi'kmaq from long long ago right up to the present, with drumming and traditional Mi'kmaq songs. You will learn how our history, culture and traditions are passed down from generation to generation through the stories we share.  As every good Indigenous storyteller will do, you will be taken on a journey with joy, sadness, pain and pride, hear the history from one who has spent years learning it from the elders around her.

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