Art Napoleon is host and co-producer of APTN’s popular show Moosemeat & Marmalade, an international food series that showcases Indigenous foods, traditional knowledge and outdoor cooking techniques. This former chief is as comfortable on a big city stage or boardroom as he is skinning a moose in a hailstorm with a pocketknife.
Art grew up in the boreal forests and mountains of Northeastern BC where he learned bush-skills, outdoor cooking and Indigenous philosophy.
He holds an MA in Language Revitalization from the University of Victoria. He is a sought after cultural educator and language teacher who still practices subsistence activities on a seasonal basis.
Based in Victoria BC, Art remains connected to his home territory and his Cree and Dane Zaa roots. When he is not producing TV or serving as advisor to First Nations, he tours regularly as a musician and speaker and also serves as a juror on arts & culture organizations across Canada. His moose stew has been known to cure hangovers and his campfire tales have mended broken hearts… or so the stories go.
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- The Holistic Economy
- Decolonization 101: Bridging Two Worlds
Using his disarming and offbeat humour TV producer/educator Art Napoleon, of APTN’s Moosemeat & Marmalade, delves into some hard hitting realities on topics like assimilation, institutional racism and abolishment of Indigenous rights. Starting with an historic overview of colonialism in Canada and intersected with personal stories of life on a northern “Rez”, this presentation concludes with some practical tips on true reconciliation from an Indigenous perspective and offers hope for building bridges between worldviews.
- Nation Building and Governance that would make Elders Proud
- The Political Nature of Language Concepts in Education
In this keynote, Art shares why it’s important to understand the underpinnings of buzzwords and concepts such as reconciliation, aboriginal, civilization, progress, primitive, decolonization, natural resource and others. From concepts such as territorial acknowledgement to indigenous nation-building, this keynote will encourage a deeper understanding of the words that are commonly used in classrooms and help educators to challenge stereotypes and recognize biases.
- Moose Meat and Marmalade - a behind the scenes look at Diversity at WorkIn this Keynote or workshop Art shares stories behind the scenes of the hit international food show Moosemeat and Marmalade. How a First Nation outdoor bush cook and English classically trained chef and their multi-racial TV crew have bridged cross cultural divides and found common ground through food.