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Gerald Gloade

Gerald Gloade

Program Development Officer

Gerald Gloade is an artist, carver and educator from the Mi‘kmaq First Nation, Millbrook, Truro, Nova Scotia. Gerald started his career working as a Graphic Designer for the Nova Scotia Department. of Natural Resources‘ Communications and Education Branch. The focus of his work with the Province moved from Forestry Education to Wildlife, Wildlife to Nature and then from Nature to Native. After 25 years with the Department of Natural Resources, Gerald is currently assigned to the Confederacy of Mainland Mi‘kmaq to work on the Mi'kmawey Debert Project through the Office of Aboriginal Affairs. Located near a 13,000 year old Paleo Indian site, the Mi'kmawey Debert Project's primary goal is to build a Mi'kmaw Cultural Centre to protect the sites and share their stories. As an artist, educator and Mi'kmaw storyteller, Gerald has become both an advocate and spokesperson for the project. In his capacity as the Program Development Officer for Mi'kmawey Debert he guides the development of visitor and educational programs for the future cultural centre. His stories and interpretations of the Kluskap legends have captured many audiences. This new position has taken Gerald and his wife Natalie, and their 2 sons, Gerald Donovan and Kyle, on the road throughout Mi'kma'ki, revisiting the Sacred Places found in the Kluskap legends.

Room 102

The Art of Art Education, for Art Teachers

Directed toward art teachers, Mi'kmaw artist Gerald Gloade will share how to use art effectively for education. As art director for the Mi'kmaq History Month poster and the Program Development Officer for the Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre, Gerald loves to discuss the pedagogy of art education in the classroom, fostering our people's natural artistic ability (art comes easy to our people!).