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NARRATIVE MATTERS 2004
Banquet Speaker
(Saturday, May 22)


Gilbert Sewell
is a Mi'gmaq elder, historian, folklorist, storyteller, guide, Mi'gmaq language instructor, and small business owner from Pabineau First Nation, New Brunswick. Due to his tireless dedication to sharing, expressing, and teaching others about his Mi'gmaq heritage, he is the recipient of such honours as the NB Human Rights Award, the NB Echo Award, the Maine Museum Award, and the Canadian Merit Award. He has had audiences with Pope John Paul II, Prince Charles, Lady Diana, and the Consul of France; and been featured in countless publications / media, including CBC TV/Radio, APTN, and The Discovery Channel. He has provided the core content of a CD-Rom encompassing Mi’gmaq language, traditions, and medicines entitled “Exploring an Ancient Civilization: The Mi’gmaq”. He is currently involved in the narration of a children’s animation for the National Film Board of Canada. In March 2004, Mr Sewell received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal from the Lieutenant-Governor of the province of New Brunswick. The title of his banquet address (Saturday, 8 pm) is: The Power of Story: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.