With less than five fluent speakers of the dialect left in the world, Jaskwaan Amanda Bedard’s life work is devoted to reawakening the Haida language.
DJ Shub is a Mohawk DJ and award-winning music producer from Six Nations of the Grand River. He is a major voice in Canada’s Indigenous electronic music community and considered the godfather of powwow step, which combines elements of traditional powwow sounds and electronic dance music.
Paul Natrall is the head chef and owner of Mr. Bannock, a food truck serving up an Indigenous fusion menu. He uses traditional Squamish Nation ingredients like juniper berries and smoked wild salmon in his offerings.
Ska-Hiish Manuel is unabashedly excited when it comes to solving mathematic problems. It was his pure love for math that drew him to engineering.
Even as a child, BC Hydro’s Sharon McLeod stood up for people, whether it was someone being picked on or someone who was at a disadvantage; it’s a quality that’s never left her. Now, Sharon has a career helping Indigenous peoples, by providing them opportunity and helping them overcome deep-rooted prejudice to achieve personal success.
When you’re keeping the lights on for an entire province, it can be pretty satisfying work.