The STA’s Indigenous Education Committee is hosting a variation of their “To Shine a Light on It” Indigenous Pro-D Day event. Registration for virtual and in-person sessions are now open. Click on the sessions below to register. Please register early as seats are limited. 

Virtual Keynote: Dakota Bear (9:00 am – 10:15 am) 

Dakota delivers a keynote that specifically addresses the root of Intergenerational trauma in youth, through his life experience, he uplifts and empowers others to understand the effects of Intergenional trauma, colonialism and the impacts that we feel today, and how to better help and support youth living through these traumas.

Dakota Bear is a Saskatoon-born, Vancouver-based Indigenous hip-hop artist and activist. His melodic rhymes carry stories of Indigenous peoples across Canada leaving listeners enlightened, inspired and instant fans of his music and message. His performances range from audiences of 30,000 (Global Climate Strike with Greta Thunberg, Downtown Vancouver, October 2019), 40,000 at Black Lives Matter Freedom march, to inspirational performances for youth in remote communities in Northern Canada.

His work with Idle No More, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirited Peoples and the Global Climate Strike movement has intertwined his music with international social justice movements and connected him with fans across the country.

He’s shared stages with legendary greats like Bone Thugs n Harmony, Redman & Methodman, TechN9ne and more. His music has been shared by Noisey, Exclaim!, Hip Hop Canada, Digital Drum and numerous grassroots-news outlets while his online videos have collectively amassed more than 1 million views. His quest for love, justice and peace is unwavering, with his melodic rhymes and iconic beats carrying his message to the masses and beyond.

Virtual Pro-D Day Options (click on your preferred session to register): 

In-person Pro-D Day Options (click on your preferred session to register): 

Registration for sessions opens today, November 2, 2022. Please register early as seats are limited. Please note that both in-person and virtual sessions will receive the Zoom information for the virtual keynote 1 day prior to the event.  

For questions about tours/excursions and/or virtual sessions, please contact Carolyn Sousa at

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