Profiles

Indigenous Women Leading the Way at Red River College

“Truth and Reconciliation requires strong Indigenous female leadership. There is no reconciliation without Indigenous women leading the path forward,” says Rebecca Chartrand, Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy at Red River College. “One thing I always tell my 16-year-old daughter is I’ll know when we’ve reached reconciliation when I never have to say she was the first; when I don’t have to ... Read More »

Brigette Lacquette

Since her Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018 last February, Brigette Lacquette has earned her spot amongst some of the greats in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) and has become a well known name in the world of hockey and amongst the Indigenous community. A defenceman for Team Canada, Lacquette and fellow Indigenous athlete Jocelyne Larocque (of Métis heritage) helped Team Canada to a silver medal in Women’s Hockey in ... Read More »

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 »

UA Canada Spotlight: Daniel White

Daniel White  realized how rewarding a career in the unionized construction trades could be when he started out as a first-year apprentice plumber at 34 years old. From the in-depth training, attention to safety, pension, benefits and paid education, the UA has supported him every step of the way. The craftsmanship and pride that goes into this type of work has shown White that a career in the construction trades ... 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 »

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