Going Places

ACCESS – Student Stories

Amber Abou Kwadacha First Nation Growing up, Amber Abou, a member of the Kwadacha First Nation (British Columbia, Canada), was often told, ‘Believe that you can succeed’. This phrase inspired her to enroll in the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS) funded Office Administration Certificate program. “I knew that with the Office Administration Certificate program I’d be able to ... 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 »

Road to the Future

A small Mi’kmaq community in Nova Scotia pins its future on a $15 million highway interchange.  Rose Paul reaches for a box of fading, archived letters sitting on her filing cabinet at the band office of Paqinkek Mi’kmaw Nation.  “Here’s a letter from 1977, telling us we could not get full access to the other half of our own reserve, which was ... Read More »

Issue 75, Going Places

UP-AND-COMIN AND SEASONED ACTORS Cherokee-Blackfoot actress Malarie Drake, far right, is shown with “Te Ata” lead actress Q’orianka Kilcher, far left, and Chickasaw actress Lauren John. Malarie plays Te Ata’s sister, “Avis,” and Lauren portrays another sister “Gladys.” Kilcher is cast as the renowned storyteller and actress Te Ata Thompson Fisher. Malarie Drake, a Cherokee-Blackfoot child, learned the enormity of ... Read More »

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