KEYNOTE: River Christie-White, Hoop Dancer & Speaker
River Christie-White is a First Nations Youth from Oneida Nation Of The Thames. He is a hoop dancer, fancy dancer, flute player, singer, presenter and motivational speaker.
River has spent the last eight years traveling the pow wow trail and spreading awareness for autism and disability. After tragically losing a friend to suicide, due to bullying because she was autistic, River then too experienced bullying due to his own autism. Since that time, River decided to travel to more First Nations communities to talk to people and educate them on autism, bullying, suicide prevention and the importance of fostering inclusion in communities everywhere.
River’s main message is, “Just because someone is different, it doesn’t mean they don’t belong!”
Keynote: Hoops for Hope: A Journey of Acceptance Over Inclusion