Jacqueline Guest, International Award-Winning Author
For many years, Jacqueline has mentored new writers and championed literacy. Her body of work spans a wide variety of genres including middle grade, young adult, high interest/low vocabulary, short stories, levelled reading and magazine articles. Jacqueline has volunteered in Tanzania and Ghana where she taught eager adults how to create stories for their own young readers to enjoy. She continues to mentor many of these authors.
Jacqueline is the proud recipient of an Indspire Award for the Arts.
In 2017, Jacqueline was awarded the Order of Canada for her work in the literary arts.
Tracie Léost, Michael Linklater, and Maatalii Okalik, moderated by Roberta Jamieson.
Indspire presents Tracie, Michael, and Maatalii for a discussion on Indigenous education. All three panelists are excellent role models, leaders, and change-makers for Indigenous youth. And they all happen to be Indspire Award recipients. In this discussion, delegates will hear what it’s like to be First Nation, Inuit, and Métis in Canada’s education system today and what they think we can do better as educators to be leaders in reconciliation in our classrooms, schools, and communities.
For full bios of each participant, follow the links below.