Growing Up Online

I started my first online journal when I was 14 years old. When I was 17, I transitioned to writing most of my personal journal musings into private notebooks. When I was 18, in 2005, MySpace was changing the way teens and young people looked at the internet and shortly thereafter Facebook and modern social … Continue reading Growing Up Online

20 Years Late: Child Poverty in Manitoba

Child poverty is playing with the other kids you meet at the food bank. It is haircuts with the kitchen scissors. It is hand-me-downs that don't fit and that other kids tease you for. It is being embarrassed at lunchtime when you have a smaller lunch than the other kids or no lunch at all. … Continue reading 20 Years Late: Child Poverty in Manitoba

Michael Redhead Champagne LIVE on Facebook & Instagram March 30 – April 3, 2020

I am pumped to be able to share with you all that I'm going to be hosting some Instagram and Facebook LIVE sessions in the next week targeted to students who are out of school and community members looking to care for their mental health! I am planning on hosting one session each day alternating … Continue reading Michael Redhead Champagne LIVE on Facebook & Instagram March 30 – April 3, 2020

Marcia Anderson: Are masks helpful for preventing COVID-19 in the community?

Dr Marcia Anderson is a medical officer of health for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, executive director of Indigenous academic affairs, Ongomiizwin-Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, my fellow co-chair of 13 Moons Harm Reduction and an overall trustworthy human. These are her words. QUESTION: Are masks helpful for preventing COVID-19 in the community? QUICK … Continue reading Marcia Anderson: Are masks helpful for preventing COVID-19 in the community?

Indigenous Young People Will Not Be Intimidated

It's March 1st 2020 and actions led by Indigenous young people in support of the hereditary chiefs from Wet'suwet'en are happening across the country. This is a beautiful thing to behold as these young people dig their heels in the more people try to tell them they are wrong. Have you taken the time to … Continue reading Indigenous Young People Will Not Be Intimidated

Building Relationships & Taking Action

Last week I was invited to be a part of the Canadian Roots Exchange National Gathering in Montreal. Specifically I was connecting with leaders from across Canada in the National Indigenous Youth Network. It was humbling to learn about what others are doing and share my own experiences as an Indigenous youth organizer and now … Continue reading Building Relationships & Taking Action