Public Speaking

Public Speaking and Sharing Our Stories

The IYMBP team are highly experienced and engaging public speakers and storytellers. We love sharing our stories and lessons learned through our work as aspiring allies to Indigenous Peoples. 

 You can follow our story and activities throughout our Youtube Channel: The Trail Guys

Film

Our team has had the pleasure of working on a number of films.

Return to Earth Season Two Episode Five, Patrick Lucas: the Healer | Outside TV | Anthill Films
Allies | Stirl & Rae Media Haus | Red Bull TV | Crankworx Slopestyle Event 2021
Trail Weavers | Produced by Casey Routly | May 2018
One Hell of a Party: Northern British Columbia’s Bike-Powered Renaissance | Freehub Magazine | Executive Producer Brandon Watts & Filmmaker Chris Grundberg | 2015
Ride, Reconnect: the Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program | Co-Written/Produced by Patrick Lucas | Tree Meter Productions | 2015
Finding Courage & Decolonization Through Mountain Biking | Co-Written/Produced by Patrick Lucas | Tree Meter Productions | 2015
All Trails Are Indigenous | Co-Written/Produced by Patrick Lucas | Tree Meter Productions | 2015
Allies on Bikes & Trails | Produced by Casey Routly | May 2018

Return to Earth Season Two: The Healer | Outside TV | Anthill Films | 2021

Public Speaking and Storytelling

We have presented and addressed audiences for conferences, workshops, webinars, and community meetings sharing stories that are engaging, fun, and inspiring. 

Looking for presenters or storytellers for your event?  Contact us today.

Some of our recent events include:

  • Truth, Then Reconciliation: How storytelling and truth telling in tourism can support Canadians and visitors alike to gain a better understanding of Indigenous history and move towards authentic reconciliation. BC Tourism Summit 2021, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
  • Trails & Reconciliation Webinar. Destination BC
  • The Importance of Decolonizing Trails Webinar. Trails Society of BC
  • Mountain Biking & Reconciliation. 7Mesh Apparel 
  • Working in a Good Way Webinar. Best practises and lessons learned for settlers and Indigenous peoples collaborating as allies and accomplices in recreation and reconciliation. Outdoor Recreation Council of BC
  • Engaging with First Nations in Recreation Development. Northwest Community Forest Forum, Portland, Oregon
  • The Truth about Sport and Reconciliation. University of British Columbia, Longhouse, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
  • Allies on Bikes and Trails. Birdx – Arc’terx Ted Talk Series
  • Riding from Colonialism to Reconciliation. Think Bike, Whistler
  • Recreation & Reconciliation. Western Mountain Bike Advocacy Symposium, North Shore Mountain Bike Association & International Mountain Bike Association Canada
  • Every Trail has a Story. Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon at the Vancouver Playhouse
  • Regional Indigenous/Aboriginal Tourism Strategies. International Aboriginal Tourism Conference 
  • Rural Communities & First Nations Partnerships for Tourism Development. Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation National Rural Forum: New Realities, New Relationships
Patrick spoke as a panelist during the International Indigenous Tourism Conference hosted by Indigenous Tourism BC. As one of our few non-Indigenous speakers, Patrick delivered a fun and engaging talk with compelling stories and was a highlight of the conference.
Keith Henry, CEO, Indigenous Tourism Canada Association All testimonials →
I first heard Patrick speak at the International Indigenous Tourism Conference in Whistler, BC. His ability to connect meaningfully with the audience through humour and engaging storytelling is truly impressive. I have had the pleasure to hear Patrick speak many times since that initial conference and each time he has proven to be the hit of the show.
Mike Bellegarde, Saskatoon Tribal Council All testimonials →
Patrick Lucas’ Decolonizing Trails presentation has become a perennial fixture at the University of British Columbia, and his presentation is always the highlight of the course. It is not his voice that is centred, rather it is the stories of the youth, Elders, and communities that drive the plot.
Moss E. Norman, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, UBC All testimonials →
Patrick is a powerful and effective storyteller. His engaging style and performance went beyond all expectations and delivered a webinar that really hit on many important issues within the trail, mountain biking, and the outdoor sector in general
Damyn Libby, Trails BC All testimonials →
People loved hearing about the history of the AYMBP, and your progress in so many different communities. It was informative & inspiring!
Tyler Jordan, President, 7Mesh Cycling Apparel All testimonials →
I’ve never thought about the link between Recreation and Colonialism. I will now, and will work to flip the script! 
Audience member, Arc’Teryx Birdx Talk Series All testimonials →
You, and your work, are such an inspiration to our team!
Jessica O’Dowd, Arc’Terx All testimonials →
Patrick is a community planner who’s pondered how he could contribute to Canada’s essential task of reconciliation. He inspires us to honour First Nations and appreciate how our own identity is enriched by their values, pragmatism, humour, resilience and beautiful spirit.
Sam Sullivan, Public Salon All testimonials →