I’ve known Fred Kelly since I was handling communications for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. We also talked a lot about treaty and history during my work at the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. We’ve had plenty of good chats about life, the universe and how everything fits together. Our discussions have ranged from traditional languages, to physics, to the stories the stars tell.
On this episode of Face to Face, I wanted to discuss the Anishinaabe worldview and how a belief in what the world is can indicate the path to proper action. A worldview also defines what it means to be a leader along that journey.
Fred has been a part of the fight to secure a brighter future for indigenous peoples for over 50 years. We touch on that a little, but you can certainly learn more details on that here:
Tonight, Elder Kelly outlines what it meant to lead people in traditional times, how the political situation has changed from previous generations, and the new environment Indigenous leaders have to deal with.