Lunch and Learn with Karon ShmonOctober 2, 2023
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission continues its online Employment Equity Partner Lunch and Learn series on October 5, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
The guest speaker is Karon Shmon, Director of Métis Culture and Heritage at the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research.
Karon will give a talk about recruiting and retaining Indigenous employees.
Meet the Speaker
Karon feels extremely fortunate to have grown up listening to her mother share her stories of growing up in a one-room log cabin at Chitek Lake where Karon’s family often stayed during her childhood. Her job at the Gabriel Dumont Institute, as the Director of Métis Culture and Heritage, provides her with the good fortune to work with Elders, storytellers, knowledge keepers, artists, artisans, poets, and authors, filling many of the gaps in mainstream history. Karon previously worked as a teacher and in human resources and employee development where she has recommended strategies for the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employees.
Interested in becoming an SHRC Employment Equity Partner?
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission’s equity program is a proactive strategy for promoting equity and preventing discrimination. The goal of the equity program is to encourage workplaces and learning environments to mirror the make-up of the population of Saskatchewan and develop plans to support success. The four equity-seeking groups are comprised of people who identify as: Indigenous, a visible minority, having a disability, and women in underrepresented occupations.
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