Nipawi Kakinoosit

Nipawi Kakinoosit

Victoria, British Columbia
Indigenous Advocate | First Nation Expert | Co-Founder of Idle No More Movement
Nipawi Kakinoosit is a member of the Sucker Creek Cree First Nation born in Prince George, and Young Diplomats of Canada have named him as head delegate. Nipawi Kakinoosit has worked with several Indigenous/Non-Indigenous Organizations across North America on building better relations between the communities via direct engagement & interaction.
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Okimaw Nipawi Kakinoosit is a proud member of Sucker Creek First Nation and a Treaty 8 Hereditary Chief. Born and raised in Prince George, BC. Nipawi spent his formative years attending College Heights Secondary School and began to get politically and socially active in opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline.

From there, He would go to the Native Education College in 2012 to complete his Grade 12, where he became Vice-Chief of the Student Council, Co-Founder, and Inaugural Women’s Basketball Manager for the NEC Nighthawks Athletics Program. Nipawi Kakinoosit would also speak at various events held around the city of Vancouver having spoken at, Douglass College, SFU, UBC, NEC, on several occasions.

In 2013, Nipawi Kakinoositwould organize and lead a Caravan of Supporters from Vancouver BC to Rexton New Brunswick to support Elsipogtog and other Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Acadian, and others in their work in opposition to Shale Gas Exploratory work done by Southwest Energy (SWN).

Nipawi Kakinoosit would also be invited that year to do a territorial acknowledgement, address and facilitate a workshop during the 2013 North American Palestinian Shatat Conference held at UBC. He has gone on to represent both his Nation and the Urban Indigenous Communities of BC while attending High-Level meetings with various Governments in Canada, the US, and through work with the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

In 2016, Nipawi Kakinoosit would be Head of Security and Logistics for the Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan. This Caravan left from Bear Flats BC and drove all the way to Montreal, Quebec for the “Site C” BC Hydro Court of Appeals Case. He has also worked with several Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Organizations across North America towards building better relations between the communities through direct engagement and interaction.

Nipawi Kakinoosit has led delegation to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, has given Traditional Welcoming’s, facilitated workshops and panel discussion at various Universities and Colleges across Canada and the US. Nipawi Kakinoosit is currently working with Young Diplomats of Canada leading their 2022 UNPFII Delegation and Canadian Roots Exchange as part of their Peer Program.



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Nipawi Kakinoosit Topic Presentations

truth and reconciliation & what it means?

  • Keynote Presentation
  • This is a two-hour presentation with a question-and-answer segment that dives into the Timeline of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and perspectives on the outcomes of the Commission from Indigenous Leader, Nipawi Kakinoosit. Nipawi will walk through and discuss: How and Why the TRC was formed; Who was involved in the TRC; Community and Survivor Perspectives on the events held by the TRC; Issues that arose during the Commission’s work and related controversies; The 94 Calls to Action and Reconciliation.

    People will find that they will have a deeper understanding of what Truth and Reconciliation is, and that is must not simply become a metaphor or a catchphrase. It will leave the participant with the understanding that they, along with all Canadians have an active role to play in Truth and Reconciliation.

idle no more - history of modern indigenous political movements. a multi part lecture series

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Join Idle No More BC Co-Founder Nipawi Kakinoosit as he discusses the History of the Idle No More Movement, the first major Spiritual and Political Movement led by Indigenous People in the 21st Century. From it’s beginning as a Lecture Series in Saskatchewan, the First Rally in BC, The Winter Round Dances, all the way to today.

    Nipawi will discuss his personal role in the Movement as well as give a deeper understanding of what the Movement accomplished as well as give an assessment of where it stands today. Participants will gain a deep understanding of both Modern and Current Social, Economic, Environmental, and Political understandings and perspectives of the Indigenous Community; A deep understanding of how Idle No More has and continues to shape the direction and leadership of the Indigenous Community, Today. As well as a deeper understanding and appreciation for Indigenous People, as a whole.

indigenous rights, treaty rights, and the complicated history with the crown

  • Keynote Presentation
  • This is a two-hour presentation with a question-and-answer segment that dives into the Timeline of Indigenous and Colonial Interactions, the Treaties that were made, and how this lays the groundwork for Indigenous and Modern/Historic Treaty Rights today.

    People will find that they will be left with a general understanding of The Crown-Nation Relationships and, and that is must not simply become a metaphor or a catchphrase. It will leave the participant with the understanding that they, along with all Canadians have an active role to play in Truth and Reconciliation.


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