SAY Magazine was the very first lifestyle magazine in the world for Native/Indigenous people.
More than just for youth – Native youth are the largest growing demographic in North America and SAY has grown over the years to include information for more than just our youth.
Consistently SAY has received feedback that the magazine and website are a RESOURCE for our people and a major source of INFORMATION on CONTEMPORARY Native issues. SAY’s mission statement is HOPE.
Established in 2002, SAY publishes four regular issues, plus annual ‘Best Practices in Economic Development, Education Guide for Native Students and Back2School editions. Special publications, such as the program for 2008 NAIG, program for 2011 Manito Ahbee and annual reports are also available from SAY.
Subscriptions are available for single copies, multiple (6) copies and classroom kits (for educational providers at any level). Story ideas and submissions are welcome – contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY A MAGAZINE AIMED AT NATIVE PEOPLES?
Native people represent an increasingly educated and readily available workforce, prepared to assume an active role in the Canadian economy. According to Statistics Canada’s report (Projections of the Aboriginal populations, Canada provinces and territories, 2001 to 2017) by 2017, Canada’s Native population will boast the highest proportion of young adults of working age (20-29) of Canada’s entire population. In the near future an increasing number of Native youth will thus be entering the labour market and available for employment. However, at present many Native people still experience significant labour market disadvantages and workplace barriers compared to other Canadians. In 2008, looking at the private and public sectors together, the representation of Native people remained at 2.5%, below their reported labour market availability 3.1% as per the 2009 Employment Equity Act: Annual Report.
In Census 2000, 4.3 million people, or 1.5 percent of the total U.S. population, reported that they were American Indian and Alaska Native. This number included 2.4 million people, or 1 percent, who reported only American Indian and Alaska Native as their race.
About 33 percent of the American Indian and Alaska Native population was under age18, compared with 26 percent of the total population.
The labor force participation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native men (66 percent) was lower than that of all men (71 percent), while the rate for American Indian and Alaska Native women (57 percent) was slightly lower than for all women (58 percent).
The educational levels of American Indians and Alaska Natives were below those of the total population in 2000. Seventy-one percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives 25 and older had at least a high school education, compared with 80 percent of the total population.
One-third of American Indians and Alaska Natives lived on reservations and designated statistical areas.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau We the People: American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States
U.S. Bureau of the 2010 Census:
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders, 0.2%
WHERE IS SAY MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTED?
In US, SAY is available at selected Giant Convenience Stores and other independent retailers in Alabama, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, and New York .
In Canada, SAY is available at Chapters-Indigo, McNally Robinson and International News outlets.
SAY Magazine is distributed through a combination of paid, request and controlled circulation.
– Labelled copies are sent through the postal system to high schools (on and off reservation), post-secondary institutions, libraries, Native communities, Urban Native/Friendship Centres, youth serving agencies, Chief and Councils, tribal administrations, chambers of commerce, Native organizations and others.
– By request, copies go to delegates attending business, sport and youth conferences.
– Subscribers are from all across Turtle island.
EDITORIAL THEMES AND CONTENT OF SAY MAGAZINE INCLUDE:
Informative and Inspirational, the editorial themes include:
– Economic Development; Entertainment; Sports; Education; Careers; Health; Lifestyle.
SAY Magazine and Website, www.saymag.com, provide messages of hope and inspsiration through positive stories and role model profiles.
MORE ABOUT SAY
SAY Magazine – Established in 2002. Native owned and operated. Providing inspiration, information and HOPE regularly, professionally, and independently.
Winner of Native American Journalists Association 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2008 Media Awards in the Monthly/Bimonthly Category. SAY Magazine, a professional, glossy, independent and reputable Native owned and operated publication, is the ONLY lifestyle magazine dedicated to recognizing American Indian, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, First Nation, Metis and Inuit achievement and includes information on economic development, education, entertainment, sports and health. SAY Magazine and Web site, www.saymag.com, provide messages of hope and inspiration through positive stories and role model profiles.