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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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Justin Wren

After battling depression, suicide, and drug addiction, Justin Wren experienced a life-changing journey living with the Mbuti Pygmy people of the Congo Basin Rainforest. When he returned, he founded Fight For The Forgotten to knock out the world water crisis, which today has expanded its impact to serve the Batwa Pygmies of Uganda. Justin has […]

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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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Vivek Shraya

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, TV, film, and fashion. She is the creator and writer of the new CBC Gem Original Series How to Fail as a Popstar, a Canadian Screen Award winner, and a Polaris Music Prize nominee. Vanity Fair heralded […]

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Farkhunda Muhtaj

Farkhunda Muhtaj is a professional soccer player and social activist. She is the captain of the Afghanistan Women’s National Soccer Team and competes for Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch Eredivisie. In 2021, after the Taliban came into power, she led the evacuation of over 300 Afghans, including the Afghanistan Youth National Soccer Team, to Portugal. […]