CFUW-Stratford will feature Expressive Arts Therapy at the October 27th Zoom General Meeting.

Lorrie Gallant is Haudenosaunee born and raised on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario.  She is a writer, illustrator, storyteller, singer, visual artist, educator, consultant, and Expressive Arts Practitioner.  Lorrie is the recipient of 2015 Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award and worked 11 years as Education Program Coordinator at Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford (former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School).

Lorrie’s methodology comes from her culture. She takes an active approach to revealing the rich and beautiful civilization of First Nations people; their history, trauma and how it has brought us to our current issues, through art-based teaching, presentations, workshops and has written and illustrated a series of children’s books.

Lorrie is a board member for the Canadian Expressive Arts Therapy Association, sits on the Indigenous Education Advisory Circles for The Royal Ontario Museum, Peel District School Board, and Toronto Museums and Heritage Services.  Lorrie shares her skills with: Community Builders and Youth Leadership on social justice issues and mediation skills; facilitates an on-line course “Stolen Lives, The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools”, for Facing History and Ourselves;  Currently is an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Family Medicine McMaster University, ‘Indigenous Teaching Through The Arts’.  Lorrie has taught “Professionalism in Expressive Arts” for Fleming College and is currently part-time Professor for Mohawk College Expressive Arts program.

Lorrie is married to a restaurateur, has two beautiful daughters, a wonderful son-in-law and is a first-time grandmother to a beautiful little spirit named Cash.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m.


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