Dave Courchene III

Dave Courchene III (Holder of Council's Language Portfolio; and Cultural Coordinator)

Dave is one of the moderators for our online discussion forum. He understands the importance of observation and listening, and he utilizes these in engaging dialogue and creating safe learning environments. He has a profound respect for the opinions of others and their rights and responsibilities. Dave does not dominate conversations, as he is concerned about the exchange and transfer of knowledge.

He understands the importance of relationships to our Nishnaabe way of life and conducts himself in a manner that facilitates good relationships. Dave understands our colonial history and the resulting impacts and challenges. He is grounded in our traditional Nishnaabe ways. As a strong believer in the reclamation of our language and culture, Dave will help facilitate meaningful discussions centered around our Nishnaabe identity and worldview.