Jesse Wente is a key-note speaker at OPSEU’s Human Rights Conference and will be speaking to conference delegates on December 1, 2018 about how we can engage in the fight-back in today’s climate of racism, bigotry and hate.
Jesse Wente is an Ojibwe broadcaster, curator, producer, activist, and public speaker.
One of Wente’s first major curatorial project, in his previous role as Director of Film Programmes for TIFF, was the landmark film programme, First Peoples Cinema: 1500 Nations, One Tradition and its accompanying gallery exhibition, Home on Native Land.
Jesse Wente is an outspoken advocate for Indigenous rights and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art, he has spoken at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Canadian Arts Summit, CMPA’s Prime Time, and numerous universities and colleges.
He appears weekly on CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning and recently curated a series of five short films for CBC Arts titled Keep Calm and Decolonize.
In 2017 Jesse was appointed to the Canada Council for the Arts.
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