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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- Nation Building and Governance that would make Elders Proud: Leadership Strategies from the Smokehouse
- The Hard Truth and Reconciliation
- The Political Nature of Language Concepts in EducationIn 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.
- The Wild Bush Cook: Hands-on Indigenous Food Fun with the man they call "Moosemeat"