News2nd Annual Native Awareness Conference SHARE ON: Valerie Isaac, staff Thursday, Jan. 22nd, 2015 The second Annual Native Awareness Conference is being held in Kapuskasing January 27th and 28th at the Centre de Loisirs. The conference will have themes such as native history, culture, traditions and residential schools. Special guest at the conference is George Couchie is from Nipissing First Nation and has over 33 years of policing experience. He has delivered Native Awareness training programs to youth and the OPP as well as government employees and teachers. Couchie speaks from the heart using personal stories. The presentation by Couchie will be held Tuesday evening.