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Oki – welcome to the January 2016 issue of Iksokapi Magazine. Happy New Year and Happy 2nd Birthday. We would like to thank you for your continued support which continues to grow with each passing month. I cannot be more pleased with how things have evolved in such a short time and look forward to another year of celebrating Indigenous women around the globe.
2015 was monumental for Indigenous women in our communities. I dedicate this welcome to recognizing the top moments in 2015 for Indigenous women in North America:
- The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry has received full support from the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.
- Jody Wilson-Raybould from We Wai Kai Nation is appointed as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
- Ruth Broad Scalplock from the Siksika Nation releases her book titled My Name is Shield Woman: A Hard Road to Healing, Vision and Leadership which looks at her journey and road to recovery and healing.
- Ashley Callingbull from Enoch Cree Nation is named Mrs. Universe 2015, the first Canadian and First Nations woman to receive this title.
- Rinelle Harper, a 17 year old woman from Garden Hill First Nation who survived a vicious attack in Winnipeg shares her story with the world, bringing international attention to violence against women and girls.
- Danielle SeeWalker, a Standing Rock Sioux, is the writer of The Red Road Project, a fresh collection of photographs & stories exploring the relationship between Indigenous people and identity.
- Tara Houska is Ojibwe from Couchiching First Nation, an attorney specializing in Tribal right in the United States but is well known as one of the spokesman of the #NotYourMascots movement, a high-profile campaign to #ChangeTheName of the Washington, DC football team.
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Lynn Calf Robe
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