Jonathon Red Gun – Speaker

Jonathon Red Gun is the disability employment coordinator for Community Futures Treaty Seven. CFT7 is the southern Alberta Indigenous Skills Employment Training Strategy holder. Under the agreement with HRSDC – Service Canada. CFT7 allocates the resources to the sub-agreement holders of treaty 7 territories, consisting of the urban contracts of Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. First Nation sub-agreement holders are the First Nations of Siksika Nation, Blood Tribe, Piikani Nation, Tsuu Tina, and Stoney (Lakoda,) for labour market programs.

CFT7 works with two mandates. 1. Mandate is to provide employment and economic opportunities for First Nations individuals, on and off-reserve, including persons with disability. 2. Business Advisory Services, for individuals or groups that want to pursue entrepreneurship.

Mr. Red Gun has facilitated a number of workshops in the wellness stream, specifically, for those who are impacted by the Residential School legacy, and its intergenerational trauma. He now continues to use his wellness training, social work and judicial background to advocate for First Nations persons with a disablity.