Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

Edmonton, Alberta
LGBTQ2S+, Two-Spirit and Diversity Expert
Anthony Johnson is a Two-Spirit Keynote Speaker, LGBTQ2S+ Advocate & ED&I Expert. Through his powerful story to bring awareness for LGBTQ & Indigenous Equality. Before moving to Canada, Anthony Johnson worked as a community outreach worker specializing in working with others on their personal challenges related to mental health, and self-identity. He also has worked as a consultant and contractor for First Nation communities for community reinvention community restoration and healing. Anthony Johnson artistic and creative ways to approach each event bring audiences new learning opportunities for them reflect on and implement in their lives.
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Anthony Johnson (Diné) is a proud Two-Spirit, LGBTQ2S+, and Indigenous advocate, born in the Navajo Nation of North Phoenix, Arizona. Presently, he occupies the role of project consultant and coordinator at Kehewin Health Services in Northeast Edmonton, where his partner, Dr. James Makokis, runs a medical practice in the community. Their combined advocacy for LGBTQ2S+, Two-Spirit, and Indigenous people took the global stage when they won Amazing Race Canada Season 7, further fueling Anthony’s resolve to champion racial and gender equality.

Strongly connected to his traditional history of the Navajo Nation, Anthony Johnson lives by his cultural teachings through Diné values and lifestyle. This way of life shapes his daily actions and interactions. Diné refers to the people who are commonly known as the Navajo. It is the term that the Navajo people use to refer to meaning “The People” or “Children of the Holy People” in the Navajo language. Diné” is reflective of the spiritual, physical, and deep cultural connection for Anthony Johnson, representing the complex social, political, and spiritual systems that govern Navajo life. It encompasses the customs, traditions, and way of life that the Navajo people follow, including their clan system and the principle of “walking in Beauty” which is living in harmony with all living beings and the earth.

Before moving to Canada, Anthony Johnson developed a diverse skillset as a consultant, contractor, and representative in the Navajo Nation, as a community councillor and coordinator, assisting youth and families with issues surrounding identity, acceptance, and mental health. As a Harvard graduate with a B.A. in Economics and Social Anthropology of East Asia in Shanghai, China, where he became fluent in Mandarin. These educational experiences brought to light the grim injustices suffered by his people and all First Nations due to colonialism and systemic discrimination. This profound realization ignited a desire to counter such injustices, propelling him to advocate for his people and help them rediscover their cultural identity.

As a youth, Anthony struggled in his community and in Western society, understanding the challenges of growing up on a reserve and the challenges Indigenous people face in Western society. Through education and by reconnecting with his culture, and family and on a path of self-discovery, Anthony became curious about the teachings he was taught in the Western education system and the teachings that were brought to him through his Elders. This led Anthony to travel around to different nations, study the history passed on through elders and discover the truths of the impact of colonialism on many different First Nations and tribes on Turtle Island. His extensive travels around the globe have been instrumental in enriching his understanding of Indigenous cultures and fostering stronger ties with these communities and himself.

Anthony Johnson is known for his unique contributions to the art world. Notably, he has conducted a live installation and performance piece at the National Archives in Washington DC. Situated mere steps away from the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, his artwork was a tribute to Indigenous peoples, veterans, and prisoners, and a celebration of the liberating power of creativity. Anthony’s multifaceted career has seen him excel in various roles, including those of a consultant, culture documentarian, artist, podcaster, film producer, poet, photographer, community leader, project manager, fundraiser, social justice advocate, and teacher. He has been involved with many social impact start-ups, community programs and continues to dedicate himself to his people.

Passionate about cultural preservation, Anthony Johnson has dedicated his life to revitalizing Indigenous traditions and customs. At Kehewin Health Services, he’s spearheading efforts to restore traditional Cree practices. His work aims to not only preserve Indigenous history but also promote its integration into contemporary practices, thus painting a picture of a future where Indigenous knowledge is valued and employed in concert with Western medicine. Anthony’s advocacy extends beyond professional confines. He recognizes the power of storytelling in effecting change and utilizes it to instigate dialogues about racial and gender equality. His narrative encompasses his journey of self-discovery, his struggle against adversity, and his quest for cultural preservation. Through his narrative, Anthony underscores the importance of embracing our diverse identities and fostering unity to effect positive change.

In his current role at Kehewin Cree Nation, Anthony Johnson focuses on revitalizing traditional Cree birthing practices, medicines, and ceremonies, all in alignment with the Cree 7 Stages of Life philosophy. An avid believer in transformative adventure, Anthony is of the conviction that achieving harmony between mind, body, and soul is integral to effecting change. As a budding filmmaker and podcaster, he leverages the power of storytelling to facilitate healing, spread awareness, and champion the cause of racial and gender equality.




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Anthony Johnson Topic Presentations

breakding down barriers: unifying allies

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  • Anthony Johnson, a renowned social justice advocate, delivers an enlightening discourse on the contemporary challenges facing First Nations communities in Canada and offers a transformative path forward. Johnson dissects the enduring legacy of the Indian Act of 1876, a federal law that continues to dictate the lives of Indigenous peoples. This law, together with the profound repercussions of colonialism and the residential school system, significantly affect Indigenous peoples’ access to essential services, including education, healthcare, clean water, and housing.

    Drawing on the rich precolonial history of Indigenous people, Johnson highlights their sophisticated knowledge systems and practices related to land systems, sciences, mathematics, politics, health, and food security. He emphasizes how these systems nourished a sustainable way of life for thousands of years before European settlers arrived. Against this historical backdrop, Johnson brings into sharp focus the bleak statistics that shape the present reality of Indigenous communities. He discusses the dismal graduation rates among First Nation students, the threat to Indigenous languages, high suicide rates among First Nations youth, and the unsettling water crisis that plagues many communities.

    Anthony blends researched knowledge on the socio-economic and environmental challenges wrought by corporate irresponsibility, government policy the systems of oppression. Johnson argues that these global threats compound the issues that Indigenous communities face, exacerbating their struggle for economic and social equality. Throughout his discussion, Anthony Johnson urges us to deviate from our current trajectory. He advocates for the cultivation of unity, compassion, and forgiveness to counter the divisive and oppressive systems that persist. By fostering a shared perspective on social change and advocating an equality-centred approach to the human experience, Johnson contends, we can reorient our reality to align with our collective purpose.

    This presentation offers an inspiring blueprint for dismantling systemic oppression, bridging social divides, and paving the way for a more equitable and inclusive future. Johnson implores us to understand and accept our shared responsibility to our planet, each other, and ourselves. Through this acknowledgement, he believes, we can bring about transformative change.

two-spirit diversity - race, gender, sexuality and unconscious bias

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  • Anthony Johnson’s lived experiences have given him a profound understanding of the importance of acceptance and equal treatment, particularly in relation to cultural, gender, sexual, and racial differences. As a Two-Spirit person—an identity rooted in the gender diversity that Indigenous nations have always celebrated—he faced various forms of discrimination and exclusion within his community and broader society, often feeling pressured to conform to conventional gender roles and navigate racial biases.

    Despite Canada’s rich diversity, many individuals grapple with personal challenges in achieving success, often hindered by social norms that exclude those who are deemed different. By weaving together his personal narrative, everyday experiences, and areas of expertise, Anthony provides practical insights on creating inclusive spaces. He sheds light on the unique struggles LGBTQ2S+ and First Nations individuals face, and outlines strategies to promote acceptance and prosperity for everyone, especially those who don’t fit within societal norms.

    In his illuminating presentation, Anthony guides audiences in identifying and acknowledging our unconscious biases, which often feed into stereotypes and stigmas, negatively affecting our relationships. He offers a roadmap on becoming an ally, reframing our relationships to be accepting, safe, and supportive. This presentation is a crucial learning opportunity for individuals and organizations keen on fostering inclusive programs for diverse populations.

    By cultivating inclusive and accepting environments, we pave the way for new leaders, build stronger teams, and foster a united front for equality and access. Anthony highlights practical ways individuals and organizations can contribute to creating environments that celebrate diversity, effectively combatting the mistreatment of those labelled as ‘different’. This conversation not only challenges our perception of difference but also redefines the narrative around it.

the life of a modern day warrior: two spirit and indigenous resiliency

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  • Anthony Johnson’s life was never easy. Anthony grew up in the Navajo First Nation which has an unemployment rate of 48% which presented him with limited options to visualize a future for himself and discover who he was. Growing up in Navajo First Nation and identifying as Two-Spirit, Anthony Johnson faced numerous types of discrimination and disheartening challenges within himself, his family, and his peers. Two-Spirit is a contemporary English term to reflect the gender diversity that Indigenous nations have always had.

    Although the history of the term Two Spirit is to be a celebratory term within Indigenous communities, the imposition of colonialism has caused individuals that identify as Two-Spirit within their community to be often discriminated against and excluded from peer groups. Anthony felt pressure from his peers, his community and even some members of his family, to conform to gender roles which left him questioning his own identity and path as a youth.

    Although Anthony Johnson struggled early on, his family played a large role to encourage and guide him through education. Anthony went on to leave Navajo First Nation to Harvard University to pursue a B.A. in Economics and Social Anthropology. It was during his experience at Harvard that he learned of the irony of his situation of being Indigenous at a prestigious school, built during the height of colonialism in North America, surrounded by peers from privileged backgrounds.

    Anthony Johnson found himself with more questions than answers and “woke up” to the realization he was living in two vastly different worlds. Because of his realizations, Anthony committed himself to his community to advocate and mentor younger community members to teach them the lessons he learned through his own trials, tribulations, and realizations.

    It was in giving back that Anthony Johnson reconnected to “Dinê” the Navajo way of life. In reconnecting to his roots, Anthony Johnson became both a student and a teacher. He has taken an oath of adventurous transformation to make the best version of himself, and to assist others to find their purpose which will then make the world a better place. Anthony Johnson shows his authentic self by recognizing that we all have and experience shortcomings but more importantly that we are all beautiful and unique. Anthony teaches us to admit our flaws, support one another, learn to be grateful, embrace change, continue to grow, live our truth, stand with pride, and love purely.

newfound identity: the journey within

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  • Embarking on the journey of self-discovery, identity exploration, finding purpose, nurturing passion, and developing resilience can be a transformative experience. In this enlightening presentation, Anthony Johnson delves into these deeply personal yet universally relatable themes.

    Self-discovery is the cornerstone of our existence. Anthony guides the audience through an introspective journey of self-awareness and acceptance, highlighting the power of understanding our individual strengths, weaknesses, and values. Unveiling the intricacies of identity, he addresses the complexities of defining ourselves within our cultural, social, and personal dimensions. He challenges audiences to re-evaluate their perceptions and celebrate their unique identities.

    Our purpose is the driving force that gives our lives direction and meaning. Anthony shares insights into the journey of finding purpose and aligning it with our actions to create a fulfilling life. He presents passion not just as an emotion, but as a powerful catalyst that can lead us towards our purpose, transform our lives, and make an impactful difference in the world around us.

    Resilience is the key to overcoming adversities and navigating life’s inevitable challenges. Anthony discusses how cultivating resilience can help us to bounce back from setbacks and thrive despite obstacles. He shares inspiring stories of resilience from his personal experiences, demonstrating that resilience can be fostered and strengthened over time.

    This compelling presentation invites audiences to reflect on their own paths of self-discovery, identity, purpose, passion, and resilience, encouraging them to embrace their authentic selves and live their lives with purpose and passion.

dinÊ enlightenment: embracing indigenous wisdom for personal growth and collective progress

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  • Anthony Johnson’s childhood in the Navajo First Nation was a journey of perseverance and self-discovery, marked by the unique challenges of a Two-Spirit individual navigating societal pressures and personal uncertainties. However, it was through rekindling his connection to “Dinê,” the Navajo way of life, that Anthony underwent a profound transformation.

    “Dinê Enlightenment: Embracing Indigenous Wisdom for Personal Growth and Collective Progress” offers a deep dive into the core principles of Dinê, the profound transformation it catalyzed in Anthony, and the crucial cultural teachings he gleaned. This is more than just an exploration of Anthony’s experiences; it’s an invitation to all of us to reflect on these teachings and consider their relevance to our own lives and the world at large.

    Anthony’s journey of resilience and enlightenment under the guidance of elders and community leaders transformed him into a spiritual warrior. Through ceremony, cultural values, spiritual guidance, and a commitment to lifelong learning, he carved a unique path, enabling him to make significant impacts in his interactions, projects, and relationships.

    Delving into the importance of community, ceremony, Indigenous medicine, and our connection to nature, this presentation underscores how building on Indigenous values can guide us toward success. It also highlights how these Indigenous insights and perspectives can be applied beyond their native contexts, enriching other cultures and communities.

    Anthony shares his unique and divers perspective illuminating the hard but necessary lessons that can contribute to creating a better world. In understanding and embracing the Indigenous wisdom of Dinê, we can begin to foster a deeper sense of empathy, unity, and mutual respect among all people.

500 years of colonialism: a borderless history

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  • Anthony Johnson takes the audience through a profound exploration of the history of Colonialism in North America. Through incisive analysis of European policy, settler tactics, and governing acts over the past 500 years, he unveils the truth about the pervasive impacts of settler colonialism. Anthony illuminates the strategic measures employed from first contact, which sought to displace and negate the rich cultural history of Canada, Turtle Island and the Americas, and how these acts exploited and assimilated Indigenous tribes and their lands.

    Delving into pre-colonial times, Anthony paints a vivid picture of Indigenous civilizations that thrived across the Americas. With large cities, vast trade systems, and complex governance, these Indigenous nations had intricate intertribal connections and shared cultural practices. The fabric of their societies was deeply intertwined with a profound connection to nature, elders, spirituality, and family. The harmonious intertribal relations existing before settlers arrived were strong, upholding shared values within their vast traditional territories.

    When settlers first landed in the Americas, Indigenous tribes welcomed them with openness. Tragically, the settlers, driven by the desire for “God, Gold, and Glory,” manipulated this hospitality to study each tribe, their cultural practices, and the lay of the land. In the name of European nations and corporate gains, colonialist tactics were implemented that led to the violent displacement of Indigenous people, the seizure of their lands, and the devastation of their cultural practices, families, languages, and people.

    Anthony sheds light on major events and figures—both European and Indigenous—that have shaped our understanding of colonialism. He shows how the legacy of colonialist policies has created enduring stereotypes that impact Indigenous populations today. Anthony provides an Indigenous perspective on history, the current situation, and potential pathways to mending these fractured relationships.

    He challenges our understanding of history, illuminating the systems of oppression birthed by colonialism and linking this history to the contemporary challenges faced by Indigenous peoples. Concluding with an overview of significant Indigenous movements that have reclaimed rights, culture, and identities, Anthony underscores the need for allyship and unity in dismantling oppressive systems and narratives. By acknowledging and understanding this history, we can all play a role in fostering a more inclusive, equitable future.

reclaiming culture and reinstating hope: partnerships, economic growth, and innovation

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  • Many individuals and groups are tirelessly working to change the outcomes for First Nation communities. This is often done through advocating for changes in government policy and, perhaps more significantly, by empowering these communities to reclaim their cultures, governance structures, and autonomy. Anthony Johnson takes this one step further, providing strategic action plans that each community can adapt to improve their social and economic circumstances.

    Every First Nation community faces unique challenges, and Anthony harnesses these distinct realities to fuel a resilient and community-centric approach. He begins by illuminating the cycles of oppression and then pivots towards strategic action plans that are custom fitted for each community. Drawing from successful initiatives from various First Nation communities, Anthony’s presentation offers working examples of overcoming the negative outcomes induced by systems of oppression.

    In his presentation, Anthony revives the vitality of each community by emphasizing the importance of traditional values, cultural practices, and wisdom from elders. He explores potential changes for systemic, cultural, and economic development that each community can pursue both independently and in collaboration with government entities and non-Indigenous Canadians. His approach underscores the power of self-determination and communal resilience in forging a path toward a brighter future.

stonewall rights: policy, influence, movements and lgbtq2s+ equality

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  • Countless individuals and organizations have historically resisted the progression of LGBTQ2S+ rights, often rooted in established political, religious, or familial prejudices. These biases are continually reinforced by societal norms perpetuated by media, educational systems, and social constructs, marginalizing those who diverge from heteronormative identities.

    However, the tapestry of human history is woven with diverse threads of sexual orientation and gender identity across various cultures, even if often overlooked. In recent years, significant strides have been made to protect and advocate for LGBTQ2+ rights, recognition of same-sex marriages, and legislative protections for the community.

    Despite this progress, the journey toward total equality and acceptance still has many miles to go. Anthony Johnson invites you on a journey of understanding and appreciation of the LGBTQ2S+ movement, tracing the landmarks of its history, both positive and negative. He delves into the oppressive policies, media narratives, and religious doctrines that have historically marginalized LGBTQ2S+ individuals and how their echoes continue to resonate in the present.

    With vivid anecdotes ranging from the glittering disco balls to the erupting Stonewall riots, from the politics of Dweight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton, and from the resonance of ‘YMCA’ to the melodies of Elton John, Anthony narrates the saga of the LGBTQ2+ community’s fight for equality. He breaks down key events, social movements, and pioneers that have shaped the community’s history, detailing the impact they’ve had and the changes they’ve triggered.

    Anthony focuses on the responsibility of institutions and individuals alike in this ongoing movement. He underscores the need for compassion, understanding, and active participation, highlighting the power of allyship in the struggle for equality and human rights. This journey doesn’t merely educate but empowers everyone to stand against oppression and be a part of the change.

indigenous wisdom for modern challenges: embracing traditional values for a sustainable future

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  • In our rapidly transforming world, we find ourselves navigating unprecedented challenges – a relentless global pandemic, escalating climate change, and compelling demands for racial justice, all amplified under the banners of movements such as Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Lives Matter. These pivotal shifts are reshaping our attitudes towards work, relationships, and fundamentally, our perception of our place in the world.

    The emergence of global corporatocracy and industrialization has led to stark inequalities, systemic oppression of marginalized populations, and alarming environmental degradation. As we grapple with these conditions, many of us are striving to understand our present reality and seeking ways to improve our lives, uplift our loved ones, and cultivate a more equitable and sustainable world.

    In this quest, the profound wisdom encapsulated in Indigenous cultures, values, and spirituality often goes overlooked. Yet, it’s within these traditional practices and teachings that Anthony Johnson found a blueprint for personal growth, advocacy, and interconnectedness. He shares how his immersion in Indigenous culture has fortified his bond with himself, the creator, the Earth, and all life forms, steering him towards a path of resilience and enlightenment.

    Drawing from the timeless Indigenous ways of life, pre and post-colonial, Anthony highlights how the solutions to many of today’s daunting problems resonate with these age-old values and cultural practices. His personal journey, marked by reconnection with his elders, learning diverse Indigenous cultural practices from various First Nation communities, and engagement with national and global leaders, underscores the pertinence and impact of Indigenous values for all peoples.

    Anthony Johnson invites us on a transformative journey, exploring Indigenous perspectives as a means to understanding our rapidly evolving world. He presents the wisdom of Indigenous traditions not as historical artifacts but as guiding principles for our contemporary world, demonstrating the potential they hold for leading us toward a more harmonious and sustainable future.

indigenous empowerment through economic development

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  • In the face of systemic and economic inequalities often experienced by Indigenous communities, a profound shift towards self-determination and autonomy is crucial. Anthony Johnson, drawing from his deep roots in Navajo First Nation and expertise in economics, presents an inspiring perspective on fostering Indigenous empowerment through economic development, entrepreneurship, and community responsibility.

    Anthony shares insights on the pivotal role of Indigenous-owned businesses in stimulating local economies, fostering community resilience, and amplifying cultural pride. By nurturing entrepreneurial spirit, Indigenous communities can create viable solutions to economic hardships, establish self-sufficient and sustainable futures, and, in turn, fortify the governance and social programming that underpin their collective growth.

    Highlighting the intersection of community responsibility and entrepreneurship, Anthony emphasizes the importance of businesses in contributing to social programs, healthcare, education, and infrastructure development within First Nation communities. He identifies pathways for Indigenous entrepreneurs to leverage their enterprises as catalysts for community advancement and tools for societal change.

    In this presentation, Anthony not only highlights successful examples of Indigenous businesses and the unique challenges they’ve overcome but also provides strategic guidance for future entrepreneurs. His mission is to drive economic independence within First Nation communities while reinforcing the importance of community responsibility and the integral role that Indigenous businesses can play in uplifting their communities. Anthony Johnson explores the transformative potential of Indigenous entrepreneurship and economic development, providing a roadmap to economic resilience, self-determination, and a prosperous future for First Nation communities.

reclaiming roots: nurturing mental wellness and healing

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  • In the midst of urban life, Indigenous individuals face unique challenges that can profoundly impact their mental health and well-being. With Indigenous populations facing challenges with addiction and incarceration, Anthony Johnson brings strategies and practices to focus on prevention, and how to assist Indigenous populations in urban settings or on the reserve.

    Drawing from his personal experiences and extensive knowledge, Anthony sheds light on the importance of reconnecting with cultural practices, traditional history, and the wisdom of Elders to guide a new path of healing and restoration. He explores how reclaiming these roots serves as a powerful tool in fostering resilience, identity affirmation, and healing within urban Indigenous communities.

    Anthony dives deep into the traumatic legacies of colonization, including the devastating effects of intergenerational trauma and the historical abuse experienced by Indigenous peoples in care systems. With empathy and compassion, he addresses the lasting impact of these experiences on mental health and emphasizes the urgent need for culturally sensitive approaches to healing.

    This enlightening conversation also tackles the pervasive stigma surrounding mental health in Indigenous communities and how it further compounds the challenges faced by individuals seeking support. Anthony offers practical strategies to reduce stigma, promote open dialogue, and create safe spaces for healing and growth.

    By intertwining personal narratives, cultural teachings, and historical context, Anthony Johnson invites participants to gain a profound understanding of the struggles faced by urban Indigenous populations. Through his insights, he guides us towards compassionate allyship and provides tangible steps to support mental wellness, foster cultural resilience, and facilitate healing within Indigenous populations facing challenges with addiction, mental health, trauma and incarceration.

anthony johnson social imapact - custom presentation topics

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  • Anthony’s Custom Presentation Topics for Social and Personal Growth:

    • Mental Health
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Addictions
    • Effects of Bullying
    • Resilient Mindset
    • Dealing with Setbacks
    • Gratitude
    • Forgiveness

    Anthony Johnson’s Custom Presentations for Worldview and Current Events

    • Human Rights
    • Equality
    • Social Justice
    • Social Change
    • Activism
    • Advocacy
    • Social Responsibility

    Anthony Johnson’s Customized Presentations on LGBTQ2S+ Topics: 

    • LGBTQ2 Support Systems
    • LGBTQ2/Two-Spirit Youth
    • Two Spirit Variations and Celebration
    • Traditional History of Two-Spirit
    • LGBTQ2 Mental Health
    • LGBTQ2 Access to Health Services
    • LGBTQ2 Advocacy


anthony johnson first nation - custom presentation topics

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  • Anthony’s Custom Economic Development Topics:

    • First Nation Socially Responsible Business
    • First Nation Community Funded Business Opportunities
    • First Nation Employment Opportunities
    • First Nation Business Start ups
    • First Nation Entrepreneurship

    Anthony Johnson’s Custom First Nation Topics:

    • Spirituality
    • Traditional Values and Cultural
    • Community Development on First Nation
    • Social Programming for First Nation
    • Governance
    • Partnerships
    • Community Programming
    • Project Development
    • Importance of History
    • Importance of Family
    • Mentorship and Elders
    • Inter-generational Trauma
    • Intersectional Trauma
    • Indigenous Youth
    • Indigenous Resilience
    • Indigenous Leadership
    • First Nation Community Development/Engagement
    • Indigenous Education
Anthony Johnson travels from Edmonton, Alberta & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


Anthony Johnson is an incredible speaker that is truly passionate, knowledgeable, and inspiring about his causes. He recently presented to us on LinkedIn and at Microsoft’s Indigenous ERG about economic opportunity, environmentalism/sustainability, and the importance of retaining culture for Indigenous communities in front of an audience of 90 people. I would highly recommend Anthony Johnson for talks of all groups and sizes, as his personal approach is relatable, authentic, and honest.

Kristine Yuen


Anthony Johnson was an amazing speaker. He was so engaged and passionate about the topic and that encouraged you to do/be the same. His slideshow was provocative and was a great history of the LGBTQ2S+ community. His examples resonated with me as the aunt of a transgender person.I highly recommend this session!” The event was a huge success.  The subject matter was really timely and well received by everyone we have spoken too. Senior management felt like the speakers were really speaking at their level and offered some practical perspectives on how to adjust to address the issues and concerns we know that exist.

Transport Canada

Anthony Johnson gave both a historical context and a personal context. I would have liked to see more of the personal/emotional side of the story, as well as something motivational that the audience can do to help others or ourselves on our journeys. It was a very well-prepared and organized presentation, and I enjoyed how the presentation looped back around to Anthony’s story.

Webinar Participant

I don’t expect a copy of a presentation from this session because of how personal the message was, and it was a powerful message. I have disabilities that would make this very difficult to share with colleagues or even apply to my own situation without some form of the key message from the speaker. My interest in certain topics is peaked but where do I find information? It is great at the moment, but how do I take something of the moment with me to share or even re-experience to provide hope outside of the live moment? Even references to movies, books, music, or anything help the powerful message to live on and have life after the moment.

Government of Canada

A very introspective person that tells a story of his personal growth and exploration, which also caused me to have my own self-reflections on the subject matter that was presented and also on my own personal growth.  Great presentation. What a presentation!  Without your authentic approach to these important issues and topics, these breakthroughs would not be possible. Thank you for challenging each of us to be more aware of our biases so we can be a better ally to minority groups. Thank you so much for sharing your story and speaking to team and we would all like to express our appreciation for your inspiring presentation. Your depth of understanding, your vulnerability in sharing your...

Farm Credit Canada

The speaker was absolutely fantastic, I am not a fan of the amazing race so I didn’t expect the presentation to have been centred around one of the participants but I was absolutely blown away by the speaker, the media was a perfect complement to his stories, he was so passionate and well versed and really brought the challenges so many people face right front and center. I consider myself to be very proactive and I still had so much to learn. I also loved how he was so kind… Even when speaking about his trauma and the intergenerational trauma, the story wasn’t one of hate and revenge, it was one of hope, love and peace while moving forward toward a better future together,...

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Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Anthony Johnson for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Anthony Johnson, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada’s top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

When SBC receives a request to book Anthony Johnson we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization’s event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Anthony Johnson about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker’s fees. If you are looking to hire Anthony Johnson, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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