One on One with Leslie Lounsbury – Founder of SAY Magazine

    Since 2002 Leslie Lounsbury, an educator by trade, has travelled all over the world in search of positive and inspiring stories for SAY Magazine. Through her travels she discovered stories of Indigenous people from all over the world, and found the opportunity and felt the responsibility to give a voice to those who might not otherwise be heard. ... Read More »

Cam Von Cook – Metis Tattoo Artist

  Owner of Osborne Village Ink and Métis tattoo artist Cam Von Cook has been fascinated with tattoos for as long as he can remember. His first introduction to tattoos was through his uncle. In an attempt to frighten Cam, his uncle explained that the tattoo process was very painful. “My uncle told me it was done with needles, and ... Read More »

Young Métis Author’s Children’s Book

A curious young girl asks her grandmother to tell her a bedtime story about her Métis ancestors, and goes on an adventure of a lifetime back in time. In her dream, she learns about Métis traditions and the Michif language, accompanies her great-great- grandfather on a fur trade and brings back a very special souvenir from the past. At the young ... Read More »

One-on-One Interview with Doug Lauvstad

The University College of the North (UCN) has a new President & Vice-Chancellor: Mr. Doug Lauvstad of The Pas, Manitoba. Doug is a true northerner and well known throughout the province. He is a strong advocate for northern Manitoba’s economic and social progress. He brings to UCN an accomplished track record of building educational and training programs that support “Northern People for Northern Jobs.” He has been a strong ... Read More »

Sky Bear

Sky Bear In the Premier issue of SAY Magazine’s first USA publication, the cover featured the Native Star Dance Team, a Native American performance group assembled in December 2005. Their goal was to instill pride in Native American heritage and to display the original history of tribal background and cultural differences while presenting a positive entertainment package. The six members ... Read More »

Brian Wright-McLeod

Brian Wright-McLeod A Dakota-Anishnabe man, he began as a music journalist, radio broadcaster and author of the Encyclopedia of Native Music and executive producer of the 3-CD companion box set the Soundtrack of a People [EMI Music Canada]. He began working as a music journalist in 1979 and continues to write articles and reviews on Native music for numerous publications. ... Read More »

Heather Shotton – Profile

In October, 2016 Dr. Heather Shotton, a Native American studies professor at Oklahoma University, was named Educator of the Year by the National Indian Education Association. Shotton’s areas of expertise and interests include indigenous women, indigenous leadership and indigenous higher education. Shotton has received numerous accolades, including the Outstanding Research Award in 2015, which was presented by the NASPA Indigenous Peoples ... Read More »

Nathan Matthew- Profile

  Nathan Matthew lives in the Simpcw community of Chu Chua, with his wife of forty-seven years, Marie. His son, Mark is married to Nicole (Paquin) and they have two children, Lucas and Rayel. Nathan received his formal education from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Recreation Education in 1972, and in 1990, he received his Masters ... Read More »

Victor Tssessaze

Victor Tssessaze is a Denesuline from Northlands First Nation in Lac Brochet, Manitoba. He
 has learned throughout his life from the different elders of various nations. He is able to portray the beauty of those teachings through spectacular works of art. Painting the nature and traditional way of life since he was a teenager, he likes to paint to beauty ... Read More »

Walt Pourier

Walt Pourier Stronghold Society Walt Pourier, Creative Director of Nakota Designs (an advertising design and graphics business), is Oglala Lakota, from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Walt’s focus, through his art and design and through the many creative movements he supports, is to share messages of hope, inspiration, and healthy way of life outlooks. His outreach efforts have ... Read More »

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