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 […]
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 […]
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.
“By helping people feel heard and seen – it feels purposeful. That became a pillar of why I wanted to work with Shani. It didn’t take me long to say, ‘you’re going to have to pry this job from my cold, dead hands.’”