CANCELLED for medical reasons.
Dr. Cheryl Bear of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation is an award-winning singer/songwriter and educator who serves as an Indigenous Relations Specialist with Canadian Baptists. As part of her role she seeks to inspire and educate through music and dialogue. Cheryl has travelled to over 600 Indigenous communities in Canada and the United States sharing her songs and stories. She is also one of the founding board members of the North American Indigenous Institute of Theological Studies (NAIITS). Her doctoral work presented an approach to First Nations ministry from the foundations of Indigenous worldview and values. Cheryl is based in Vancouver and has three adult children.