"National aboriginal day means a great deal to me. It is a day that our people are are celebrated on a national level and it provides an opportunity to our non aboriginal friends to learn more about our culture and traditions" - Michael Linklater
Michael is somewhat of a local celebrity. Michael is known best for his basketball career. He is also a huge contribution to his community. He endorsed the #boyswithbraids campaign stating: "I wear my braid to honor my ancestors and my culture". We sincerely appreciate that he took the time to participate in our one question interview for National Aboriginal Day
“You don’t have to do everything alone. In fact, you’re not alone. There are a bunch of people who care about you deeply; you might not even know who they are yet. But they’re there, accessible, and want to see you thrive in the world. You are a contribution and you’ll continue to be a contribution. Just be patient.”
These are the words Indigenous law school graduate Harpreet Ahuja would tell her 12 year old self. Years later, she’s moments away from becoming a lawyer and a challenger. I could share more about this fearless Indigenous woman changemaker (talking with her on Zoom was a joy -- highly recommend!), but her words hold great wisdom -- colouring these pages with resilience and courage. And so, without further delay, here is our first interview together!