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 […]

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 […]

Decolonizing Work – Benefits of Four-Day Workweek at pipikwan pêhtâkwan

Many people have been conditioned to believe that endless labour is the only road to happiness and success – perhaps, colonial-capitalism has something to do with it. At pipikwan pêhtâkwan, we think differently about work – we’ve been decolonizing western corporate culture around the workweek since August 2021 with our introduction of the four-day workweek. [...]

Using Communications to Create Space for All: Shawna-Kay Thomas

Shawna-Kay Thomas

Shawna-Kay Thomas is pipikwan pêhtâkwan’s Director of Corporate Communications and Culture and has been working with the company since January 2021. For Shawna-Kay, sometimes it can feel like the only escape from the pain of colonialism comes from education – formally through the education system and informally from the media.