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Orene “DJ O Show” Askew

Orene “DJ O Show” Askew is an Afro-Indigenous and 2Spirit award-winning DJ from BC’s west coast. Orene was born and raised on X̱wemelch’stn (Capilano) Reserve in North Vancouver, BC and is a proud member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation).  With representation as her foundation, Orene shares her story with an inspired approach, focusing on […]

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Michael (Arvaarluk) Kusugak

Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak is an Inuit author and mesmerizing storyteller who takes audiences on a transcendent journey as he shares his experiences and love for his Arctic home. Michael’s passion for his home and the lessons he teaches through his presentations will inspire all audiences. Michael was raised in the snow-covered area of Repulse Bay, […]

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Susan Aglukark

During a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Susan Aglukark’s journey as a singer-songwriter has led her to reflect on who she is, where she comes from and the importance of discovery – the discovery of history, culture and self. Susan is the first Inuk artist to win a Juno (4) and a […]

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Larissa Crawford

Larissa Crawford proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra. She is a published Indigenous, anti-racism, and climate justice researcher, policy advisor, and restorative circle keeper with over 15 years of experience. Larissa is also the Founder of Future Ancestors Services, a social impact and sustainability consulting firm that advances systemic barrier […]

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Gabrielle Scrimshaw

Gabrielle Scrimshaw is an Indigenous professional with a passion for creating social impact. She has an MBA from Stanford and is a Gleitsman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. Gabrielle is a regular contributor for Canada’s largest national media outlets and has been profiled by the New York Times, Forbes, Globe […]