Lorelei Higgins Parker

Lorelei Higgins Parker

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Calgary, Alberta

Indigenous Community Leader & Everyday Peacebuilder | Cultural Mediation | Conflict Transformation

Lorelei Higgins Parker embodies the spirit of a Métis Canadian Cultural Mediator, a Rotary Peace Fellow, an Indigenous Relations Consultant, an alumna of the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Program and Mrs. Unity World Canada. With a profound commitment to fostering peace and advancing social harmony, Lorelei's extensive portfolio showcases her remarkable contributions to community-based projects in Canada and abroad. Through these roles, Lorelei nurtures projects that specifically concentrate on fostering relations with Indigenous communities and enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
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Living Your Greatness

Ben Mumme

#57 Lorelei Higgins: Winning Mrs. Canada Globe, Celebrating Her Métis Pride and Empowering...
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Against the Tides of Racism

DR. GINA KO

On Being Double
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WorldBeyondWar.org

Maya

Everyday Peacebuilding and Truth & Reconciliation in Canada

LORELEI HIGGINS PARKER BIOGRAPHY

Lorelei Higgins Parker is a Métis Canadian Cultural Mediator, a Rotary Peace Fellow and Positive Peace Activator as well as a Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Program alumna. She works on community-based projects locally and internationally with government agencies, non-government organizations and the business sector. These projects centre on peace and conflict transformation, Indigenous matters and the elevation of female voices in leadership. Lorelei has worked across the globe in communities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Lorelei Higgins Parker is the Community Lead for the City of Calgary’s Anti-Racism Program and is working to advance The City of Calgary’s commitments to anti-racism and Truth and Reconciliation. Lorelei is also a consultant with Mediators Beyond Borders International and Canadian Equity Consulting, cultivating projects that focus on Indigenous relations and enhanced diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts. Lorelei has an MBA, with a specialization in leadership.

Lorelei’s dedication to cultivating pathways to international understanding and peace through community-based conflict transformation is born from significant events in her life. Her experience as an Indigenous female growing up in rural Alberta has fueled her passion to create positive change and impact outcomes for Indigenous peoples in particular. Lorelei’s life was transformed at a critical age by the influence of people who mentored her and helped her rise above her socio-economic circumstances. Much of her journey centres on her reconnection to her cultural roots and the opportunity to travel internationally as a youth as part of the Rotary International Youth Exchange. This rich inter-cultural immersion as a youth fueled Lorelei’s passion to help others on their path to rediscovering who they are and where they come from. With this, Lorelei Higgins Parker has changed the narrative of her family’s lived realities and her life trajectory. Her family lived in deep shame of identifying as Métis and Lorelei is one of the proudest advocates today for her community.

Lorelei Higgins Parker currently is leading research and publication efforts in collaboration with other Indigenous females globally that highlight the instrumental roles of Indigenous women and girls in creating community resilience and leading everyday peacebuilding efforts. Lorelei’s work highlights globally where across generations, female-led initiatives are making positive change. Lorelei’s work also explores the gendered impacts of climate change and increased environmental insecurity, with a focus on: how the climate crisis impacts Indigenous women and girls by exacerbating water, food and other forms of insecurity, especially in socio-political and emplaced sites of contestation: and how we can understand, center and highlight the unique roles, agency and contributions of Indigenous women in environmental conservation and the role that females play in the advancement of Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being that strengthen communities’ resilience to climate change.

She is passionate about creating bold, open spaces for building peace through cross-cultural learning and the establishment and nurturing of enduring, positive relationships. As the reigning Mrs. Unity World Canada and Mrs. Canada Globe 2020-2023, Lorelei Higgins Parker  is leading efforts to increase female leadership in peacebuilding efforts locally and globally. She did not see a Métis sash, hear her language being spoken, see her traditional dance on an international pageant stage so she decided she would go and do just that!

Lorelei is often found adventuring around the world with her family.

Books

Leadership and Virtues - Understanding and Practicing Good Leadership
Leadership and Virtues - Understanding and Practicing Good Leadership
Good leadership is something every leader and organization should strive towards. This book serves as a pivotal resource in encouraging the understanding and practice of leadership and highlights how good leadership is anchored in the rich philosophy and science of virtue.

Articles & Media

Expert Interview: Lorelei Higgins

Ottawa Dialogue

The Ottawa Dialogue’s Spring 2023 Newsletter features an interview with Ms. Lorelei Higgins, MBA. Lorelei Higgins is a Métis Canadian Cultural Mediator, Rotary Peace Fellow, Rotary Positive Peace Activator and an Indigenous Relations Strategist. She is also Mrs. Canada Globe 2023! Lorelei leads conflict transformation projects globally, with a focus on Indigenous human rights. In this interview, we talk about Lorelei’s work with the Ottawa Dialogue, as long as her longstanding career as a peacebuilder, Métis community leader, and public figure.
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Mrs. Canada destined to share her Métis pride

Daily Hive

In November 2020, Lorelei Higgins, 40, travelled from her home in Calgary, Alberta to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in the Mrs. Globe Canada pageant. Her goal was to utilize the platform of an international stage to grow her vision of peace building, elevate women’s voices and showcase her culture as a Métis woman. But shock, then elation hit her when she won the title of Mrs. Canada Globe, she told the Daily Hive in late May.
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Mrs. Globe Canada brings community-building message to Kamloops

Kamloops This Week

Lorelei Higgins is from Calgary and has deep roots in Kamloops. She was crowned Mrs. Globe Canada at a pageant in November 2020 in Las Vegas, entering the competition with the goal of using the platform to speak about world peace. A Calgary woman with roots in Kamloops made a two-day trip to the Tournament Capital this week, visiting multiple sites to promote community building and local business. Lorelei Higgins was crowned Mrs. Globe Canada at a pageant in November 2020 in Las Vegas, entering the competition with the goal of using the platform to speak about world peace.
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Ambassador at large

Rotary International

In November 2020, Lorelei Higgins was in Las Vegas preparing to compete in the Mrs. Canada Globe pageant. Which is exactly what the mother of two from Calgary, Alberta, did. At age 39, she took the stage, spoke about world peace, and won the pageant, becoming the reigning Mrs. Canada Globe, a platform she uses to promote peacemaking as a philosophy of life, all while celebrating her Indigenous heritage in a country undergoing a challenging reconciliation with its First Nations people.
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CKPG Today

Caden Fanshaw

Prince George hosts Rotary conference for first time in nearly 20 years
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World Beyond War.org

Maya

Webinar: Everyday Peacebuilding and Truth & Reconciliation in Canada
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Lorelei Higgins Parker Topic Presentations

Truth & Reconciliation: the Shared Path Forward

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Inter-cultural Competencies

Double, Not Half

Leadership: It’s About Showing Up

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