Decolonizing the Media and Public Relations

In 2023, we shared with communicators at the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) world conference on the effects of colonization on Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island; a subject both Canadians and people outside of Canada are often unaware of. We explored how communicators can start decolonizing both their writing and business practices. Here’s a […]

pipikwan pêhtâkwan stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine

Content Warning: colonialism, genocide and state-sponsored violence *Follow @freepalestineyeg for actionable advice on how you can advocate for the Palestinian people in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) – including attending solidarity marches, donating money, and accessing information on how to contact your elected officials.* Decolonization must hold value across the world – not just here on Turtle Island. […]

Decolonizing Design and Branding

Decolonization is about repatriation of Indigenous life and land. Decolonization is an anti-oppressive practice, not a metaphor. The use of Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing repositions narratives, especially in settler-colonial states where there is no post-colonial state, but there is potential to affirm the existence and de-marginalize (Tuck & Yang, 2012). Why should […]

One for my nôhkoms – reflecting on the Papal visit anniversary

It’s now been a year since Pope Francis visited and began his apology tour on Turtle Island – and more specifically for us, on Treaty No. 6 Territory. Pope Francis was hosted by the four Nations of Maskwacis (Ermineskin Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe and Montana First Nation) and Alexis Nakota Sioux […]

Meet Coleen Garska, Wellness Elder and Cultural Liaison

Greetings! tansi! My name is Coleen Garska, born Colleen English in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. I am the eldest of six to my parents Mabel and Bill, who are Gwich’in, from Ft. McPherson and of  Irish ancestry, originally from Calgary, AB. As a northerner, I was raised with two cultures and lived between both while growing […]

Indigenous Education Resource

We often talk about the significance of education around Indigenous history and issues and how meaningful it is when non-Indigenous people take the initiative to learn. It simultaneously minimizes the emotional labour on Indigenous Peoples and advances reconciliation. We also know it can be an overwhelming task.  There are many resources available, books to read […]

Asian Heritage Month Employee Feature- Zahra Husain

What’s your connection to Asia? Where is your family from? I am South Asian, and my family is from India. My dad’s side of the family is from Burhanpur, a city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, and my mom’s side is from Nagpur, which is in Maharashtra.  What does having Asian heritage/ancestry mean to […]

Asian Heritage Month Employee Feature – Syed Tasdid Azam Dhrubo

What’s your connection to Asia? Where is your family from? In the heart of Dhaka, a mystical city in Bangladesh where the sun blazes like a thousand golden coins, I was born, cradled in the tender arms of my loving family. Bangladesh is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Generations […]

My greatest investment – our people

Growth. Reflecting on the last seven years, I can’t help but think of growth in terms of people. The majority of folks measure growth to determine success. But how do people conventionally describe growth? People are typically impressed when they learn pipikwan pêhtâkwan went from 1-25 staff members in three years. That we have clients […]

BIPOC – What’s the harm?

Language to reduce harm on Indigenous Peoples Where did the term BIPOC come from and why do we use it? When we consider the term BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) and whether it encapsulates who we are as a people and a company, we must first understand the historical context behind the term. […]