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Faculty: Lorrie Gallant

Lorrie Gallant,
Lorrie Gallant is a writer, illustrator, storyteller, visual artist, educator, and Expressive Arts Practitioner, born and raised on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ontario. Her children's books, intergenerational projects, and art exhibitions are based on Indigenous community. Her arts-based teaching and workshops reveal this rich culture, history, and the trauma of colonization. She was the Education Program Coordinator for 11 years at Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, which sits on the grounds of the former Mohawk Institute, the first residential school in Canada. Lorrie is the recipient of the 2015 Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award and an alumnus of Fleming College's 2016 Expressive Arts Program. She sits on the Indigenous Advisory Circles for the Royal Ontario Museum, City of Toronto Museums and Historical Sites, Peel District School Board, and McMaster Art Gallery. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association, a part-time professor for Mohawk College's Liberal Expressive Arts Program, and an Assistant Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. Lorrie is a lead facilitator for the Community Builders and Youth Leadership Program that focuses on social justice issues and mediation skills for elementary school children and is an instructor for Facing History "Stolen Lives - The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools."

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