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Kahentinetha Horn

Years ago SAY Magazine’s founder and former publisher Leslie Lounsbury acknowledged prominent Indigenous-rights activist Kahentinetha Horn as a woman who had strongly influenced her life. Sadly, Leslie passed away last summer at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer, before she had had the opportunity to interview Kahentinetha. In honour of Leslie and of other strong influential Indigenous female leaders, SAY felt ... Read More »

Sheila North – From CBC Reporter to Grand Chief of MKO

Given the theme for this issue, SAY Magazine is pleased to highlight the career of Grand Chief Sheila North whose leadership has paved the way for many Indigenous people in Manitoba, Canada. She is one of Manitoba’s (and arguably one of Canada’s) most notable female Indigenous leaders. Sheila North is a proud member of the Bunibonibee Cree Nation,and has served as the ... Read More »

Christine Pretty-Moon Panther – Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipient

Self-described as a “street athlete” Christine Pretty-Moon Panther is from Oklahoma. Panther is five different tribes – from her father’s side she is Quapaw and Absentee-Shawnee, and on her mother’s side she is Kiowa, Creek and Cherokee. While attending Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Panther started running as a form of gratitude for the ability to move as she ... Read More »

Bonnie Butlin – Recipient of the “Women of the Decade” Award

Bonnie Butlin is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF). Being the first of its kind, the SPF is an international network of security professionals bridging all domains and disciplines of security. Under the SPF banner, Butlin created the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA), which engages a growing network of women in security and ... Read More »

Kluane Adamek

Kluane Adamek’s traditional name is “Aagé”. She is from Kluane First Nation in Yukon, Canada, and from the Dakl’aweidi- Killerwhale Clan. Adamek comes from a diverse background – Indigenous and non-Indigenous – which she believes gives her the ability to view and analyze our world from different perspectives. On her father’s side she is of Tlingit and Southern Tutchone, and on ... Read More »

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 »

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