This year’s Back2School issue shares stories of innovative projects offering Indigenous perspective and knowledge. First Nations University of Canada (cover feature) continues to pave the way for Indigenous students seeking higher education and success in life, offering programming in Saskatchewan’s five Indigenous languages across three campuses. Read about a brand new initiative in Manitoba, Canada, called Restoring the Sacred Bond, an initiative that aims to reduce the distressingly high number of Indigenous children put into foster care. This issue also offers tips on managing school stress and highlights the incredible Canadian feature film The Grizzlies.
Among various celebrations, including the incredible power of powwow across Canada and the USA this summer, read our cover story about APTN’s Indigenous Day Live (IDL) celebrations happening June 22, starting on page 14.
We are also happy to share the success of the 23rd annual Vision Quest Conference and one-on-one with interviews with various influential individuals, including Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, formerNHL superstar Jordin Tootoo and young entrepreneur Emilie McKinney of Swan Lake First Nation.
Read all these stories and more in this issue of SAY Magazine!
Inside this Spring issue find many inspiring articles about skill and career development. Cochrane Saxberg LLP, a new law firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, are featured on the cover. This group of lawyers are fighting for the rights of First Nations and Métis people in a number of ways. Read about a grassroots effort focused on youth development in Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario, Canada, and how the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) in the USA has developed a workforce pipeline with key partners to prepare a skilled labour force and transform the future of their region.
This year’s Education Guide shares stories of the progress being made by various institutions across Canada toward healing and reconciliation. Learn about the new programs offered through Red River College’s (RRC) School of Indigenous Education and how Indigenous female leadership is valued there (cover story). There is so much more to discover, including inspiring stories and words of encouragement by Indigenous educators and the much anticipated directory of schools offering Indigenous studies and/or programs in Canada and the US, starting on page 36.
This issue celebrates leadership and honours the human resources in our communities. Our cover features Olympic athlete and 2019 Indspire award winner Brigette Lacquette, the first First Nations female hockey player to make Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team. Other stories about people and organizations inspiring change in our communities include our feature on long-time Indigenous activist Kahentinetha Horn; and UA Canada and their programs designed to help Indigenous peoples success in the trades.
We are pleased to highlight some incredible Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses in this edition. SAY is proud to introduce you to the International Indigenous Speakers Bureau (IISB). IISB takes the mystery out of booking an Indigenous speaker/expert by providing access to a large, diverse roster of Indigenous speakers and knowledge-keepers. Also read about the Smart Cities Challenge finalists from Manitoba and about several inspirational female entrepreneurs like Shyra Barberstock, Holly Watson and Savvy Simon.
This issue focuses on the connection of mind, body and spirit, and our ability as Indigenous people to make informed choices about our health. We have compiled great health and fitness stories and resources. Read about IcMD and their secure telemedicine service; up-and-coming MMA athlete Kelly Chinchilla; Marymound’s traditional medicinal garden and so much more.
We are excited to bring you this year’s Back2School edition of SAY Magazine. This issue’s cover story is all about ways to incorporate traditional medicine wheel teachings in modern day classrooms. We also have a great interview with Andrea Warner, the author of the new Buffy Sainte-Marie authorized biography, a feature on the new Laurier-Syracuse exchange program and so much more.
SAY Magazine’s Summer 2018 issue focuses on Partnerships, with a special Made in Manitoba insert. This issue features so many great Indigenous endeavours and celebrations of, Indigenous peoples. Read about the 12th Indigenous Day Live celebration, the 2018 Inspire Awards and many powerful profiles on people like Earl Lambert, Roland Vandal and Kyle J Mason, who are making a difference in their communities.