Dr. Patricia Makokis is an expert on Indigenous matters in Canada. She has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of San Diego. Patricia is an Indigenous Cree and proud of it. She lives on the Saddle Lake Reserve in North-East Alberta.
As a graduate in Education at the University of Alberta, she was recently interviewed by the University Alumni Magazine, New Trails, in their spring 2017 Edition featuring the Truth about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
“If we want a better world, we need to think about our role in understanding the colonial history in this country, because when we understand the history, then we can move into that space of becoming an ally to one another.” She goes in to explain how people, Canadians, can align themselves and become part of the solution to the 93 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Some of the Calls to Action pertain to you and to me. Her message pertains both to the Indigenous community and to all Canadians wherever they live. .
Dr. Patricia Makokis is an honored Member of the Speakers Bureau of Canada . She is demand as a speaker across Canada because of her frankness, her superior knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions, history and spirituality. She also understands to white perspective. She does not waste time pointing fingers at anyone for the mistakes of the past; rather she points to a future that endears audience members to the idea that self-respect is also respect for one-another.
Prepared by Roger R. Breault. MCS