Art Napoleon

Host of Moosemeat & Marmalade, Humorist & Educator

Art Napoleon

Art Napoleon is the host and co-producer of APTN’s popular show Moosemeat & Marmalade, an international food series where he showcases Indigenous foods, traditional knowledge and outdoor cooking techniques. He is a former chief and consultant is as comfortable on a big city stage or boardroom as he is skinning a moose in a hailstorm with a pocketknife.

Art holds an MA degree in Indigenous Language Revitalization from the University of Victoria and was also mentored within the framework of an Indigenous worldview.

He facilitates cultural awareness workshops, tours regularly as a keynote speaker and also serves as a juror and board member on many arts, culture and heritage organizations across Canada including the Isaak-Olam Foundation, The Indigenous Heritage Circle, the University of Alberta’s Tracking Change Initiative and the BC Government Speaker’s Forum.

A conservationist and activist, Art does not pull any punches when it comes to presenting on traditional knowledge, Indigenous self-
determination and history but it all balances out with his cheeky humour and honest, disarming approach.

Please contact us for more information or to book Art Napoleon for your next event.

    Topics 
  1. COLONIZATION: The Big Picture and Ideas for Moving Forward

    If you are a government organization, institution or corporation that’s interested in genuine Indigenous cultural awareness training with teeth and substance, this presentation is for you.

    With his years as a presenter and designer of curriculum, and drawing on his years working on and off “The Rez” in an amazing array of capacities, Art Napoleon is as knowledgeable and genuine as they come.

    Raised in his home community of the Saulteau First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory, and trained both traditionally and formally, he has learned to walk in two worlds. Rather than just focusing on the residential school syndrome, this presentation outlines the whole process of colonization and how Canada got to where it is today.

    This session provides a solution-based overview of issues such as Land Title, Indian Act, Treaties, Self Determination, Land Management, Indigenous Resurgence, and Building Partnerships with Indigenous communities.

  2. 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.

  3. Moose Meat and Marmalade - a behind the scenes look at Diversity at Work

    In this entertaining Keynote Art shares stories from 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.

Testimonials: 
...Art brings a humour that makes people comfortable, excited and keeps them happy and in their seats...
Marcia Dawson
BC Success By Six Coordinator
...an intelligent & engaging man who easily bridges diversity in any audience with his wit and charm, Art takes time to understand the context of gatherings and consistently delivers an appropriate presentation. Art is an inspirational speaker with class and integrity...
April Ingham
Pacific Peoples Partnership
...he is funny, versatile & innovative but brings something even more important to the stage--an ability to inspire through his love of culture, land & community--songs & words that move the spirit and cut to the core...
Reg Whiten
Interraplan Whitehorse YK
...has a way of bringing any crowd to life by melting hearts and grounding folks in a reality that is authentic. Art is the definition of integrity and he can make any event a success...
Jody Bauche
Victoria Native Friendship Centre
...as stage producer & MC on large-scale productions in northern BC, Art continues to crack up the crowds, run a professional stage, draw the audience & understand the needs of his clients. Art is one of the best producers we have worked with & plan on using him for years to come...
Jocelyn Schick
Bizzy Body Event Planners, Ft.St.John BC
We really enjoyed Art Napoleon, his personal stories and how he mentioned the First Nations were affected not only by the Residential Schools but Colonization as well. This was an excellent session...came away inspired and learned a lot, he is a very good speaker.
Omushkego Education - Mushkegowuk Council

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