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Oki – welcome to the December 2015 issue of Iksokapi Magazine, I hope you are well. It has been awhile I know but with good reason. Much of my time this past fall has been spent on planning for 2016 which will celebrate three years in the new year. There are a lot of exciting things happening behind the scenes for the publication which we promise will be awesome-er including the introduction of NEW co-editor Susan Solway from Siksika Nation. Welcome to the team Sue!
Iksokapi Magazine is extremely pleased to introduce the final Iksokapi Profile of the year, Tracey-Mae Chambers, a visual artist from southern Ontario who shares her amazing story as well as her work including her most recent project titled ‘Mine is but a river’ which addresses violence against Indigenous women in Canada. Congratulations on your success and we look forward to what 2016 has to bring for you. Keep up the great work.
Also in this issue:
• IN THE NEWS: December 2015
• UPDATE: Job Postings
• UPDATE: Upcoming Events in 2016
On a personal note I would like to share some exciting news with you all. It’s official, I received my Masters of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan on October 24th in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The entire experience was amazing and something that I will never forget especially sharing this much deserved day with my fellow cohorts. (I love you guys) I have to admit that as much as I love being a student, I am so HAPPY to be done. I miss my classmates the most but rest easy knowing that all of them have gone back into the world and are working towards making this world a better place. Congratulations!
I would also like to send out a huge THANKS to my teachers, support workers and volunteers from the University of Saskatchewan including Stan and Peggy Wilson and Dr. Alex Wilson from Opaskwayak Cree Nation who took us under their wing for the last two years and made sure we finished. Your passion and commitment to the program and lifelong learning was extremely eye opening and appreciated. I would definitely recommend this program to those who want to further their education.
Last but not least I am extremely excited to announce that I met Slash, my favourite musician who is best known as the guitarist for Guns N Roses at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino in Tsuu T’ina Nation.
He was in town performing with his new band (the Myles Kennedy Band) and in true super fan fashion I decided to hang out hoping to catch a glimpse of him before soundcheck and guess what? I DID. He was totally sweet and stopped to sign an autograph, give a hug and chat a bit which was a dream come true. Life is complete. Stay cool Slash.
Lynn Calf Robe