Trevor Sanipass – Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants


October 23, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is an organization which knocks down classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks. It aims to inspire the next generation of students by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.

For Secret Path Week, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants will be focusing on Indigenous education featuring Indigenous scientists, explorers, artists, activists, and speakers.  This will be a valuable way to engage your class in reconciliation and encourage your students to “Do Something”!

Trevor is Mi’kmaq First Nations from the community of Eskasoni, Cape Breton Island (Unama’ki); he currently resides with his family in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. He is a very proud, direct descendant of the last hereditary Grand Chief John Denny Jr. Trevor is Indigenous Liaison with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Correctional Services and served as a probation officer with the department for many years. Trevor is also an in-demand motivational speaker, a champion of diversity, and a role model for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, including youth. He is known for sharing his culture, knowledge, and wisdom with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities throughout the Atlantic Provinces. An advocate for healthy, active living, Trevor is well-known as a champion arm wrestler who placed 8th in the World Championships. He was named 2019 Coach of the Year by the Mi’kmaw Sport Council of Nova Scotia. He is also an associate producer and consultant for a television series called “Arm Nation” which first aired in the fall of 2018 on APTN. Trevor has written several books, some of which will soon be published by Nimbus.