Keynote Speaker: Mickey Jutras
Mickey Jutras is principal of Westmount Community School in Saskatoon and has previously served as principal of Pleasant Hill Community School and École River Heights School. He is a Ph.D candidate in the department of Educational Administration at the University of Saskatchewan with research interests in inner city education, leadership, and equity. Mickey’s interests in equity began when he was a physical education teacher at Marion Graham, Bedford Road, and Pleasant Hill. His masters thesis was a study of high school students who identified themselves as having been disengaged in their previous physical education classes and their experiences within a modular physical education program that afforded them autonomy.
Get REAL is a youth-focused non-profit organization that energizes LGBTQ+ students and their allies to voice their stories. Our programming aims to break down prejudice, promote unity, and foster compassion in our world.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, with the guidance of Reuban and Lucy Ryder, Tim successfully competed at powwows on Native reserves and in cities throughout North America. As a result, he was invited to perform in movies, theatrical productions in North America and on Broadway and international events such as the world games of the Special Olympics, World Exposition, Goodwill Games, The Olympics and the NFL All-Star Game.
As a Traditional Knowledge Keeper he provides leadership in the inclusion of First Nations content and perspectives at Saskatoon Public Schools with the goal to create culturally responsive learning environments and improve student learning outcomes. He will be introducing a variety of First Nation traditional games and the important teachings behind them.