Panelist, Panel 3 – Using VR to Teach Language and Traditional Knowledge
LeeAnne Ireland is a mixed-race, Anishinaabe person from the central Ontario area. A graduate from Trent University with a degree in Indigenous Studies, LeeAnne has been the Executive Director at the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) since 2008. LeeAnne primarily focuses on social justice issues facing Indigenous youth living in the Calgary area, and with their involvement, creates programs, tools, and supports that foster healing, well-being, and empowerment. LeeAnne’s goal is to shift the narrative of Indigenous people to showcase the strength, resiliency, and vibrancy that Indigenous possess throughout the world.