Mko’Mosé Indizhnikaz (Andrew Judge)
Professor of Indigenous Studies & PhD Candidate
“My spirit name is Bear Walker. Meshekenh n’doodem (I am Turtle Clan), D’eshkan Ziibi n’doonjiba (I was born and raised along the Horned River [present day London, Ontario]). Anishinaabe, O’jibii’igay inini n’dow (I am an Anishinaabe Ojibway man).”
Mko’Mosé is currently in the process of completing a PhD in Education at Western University. The focus of his studies since his Masters has been increasing holistic well-being by utilizing Indigenous teachings. He practises and implements teachings from the medicine wheel in his life and work which has brought him to the doorstep of heirloom seed savers. These studies and practises have allowed him to become a professor of Indigenous studies, professional speaker, and apprentice of Mayan timekeeping, responsibilities he will continue to uphold indefinitely.
Digital Journalist & Legacy Documentarian
Sharad Kharé has been a prolific collaborator with the Indigenous community, directing and producing video projects that capture First Nations stories and culture. His past projects include the documentary Breaking Down Walls, Building Bridges (BCIT), Diversity Circles project video series, James Hart: The Dance Screen (Vancouver Art Gallery, and an Indigenous-women awareness video featuring Ellena Neel (BWSS).
Sharad holds a Masters degree in communications, where his academic research focused on personal and digital legacy. He uses his background in journalism to bring out the best conversations between individuals and the people they impact. These video pieces act as a timeless record of achievement for the subject. He has spent the past several years travelling the world seeking out the most influential people in their fields in order to document their legacy for public and private consumption.
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