Ian Campeau speaks on reclaiming the language of his ancestors

In this month’s talk, Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN and Migizi Bebaayaad, teaches us the importance of reconnecting with our roots and how the reclamation of traditional language is essential to understanding Indigenous culture.

About the speaker

Examine your own roots. When you retrace them, what do you find?

In this month’s talk, Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN and Migizi Bebaayaad, will teach us the importance of reconnecting with our roots and how the reclamation of traditional language is essential to understanding Indigenous culture.

Ian Campeau is the co-founder and former member of the music group A Tribe Called Red (ATCR). Through a powerful combination of art and activism, he uses his notoriety to draw attention to issues of racism, gender-based violence, stigmas of mental health, and other forms of oppression.

He is Anishinaabe from the Nipissing First Nation. A charismatic, impassioned speaker, Ian draws attention to societal inequalities while promoting discussion and sharing of knowledge to help bring about change. He is political, articulate and keenly aware of the power of his art.

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