"National Aboriginal Day to me is a day of recognition of what we as First Nations have gone through and how we have risen up from all that has happened. It is a day to showcase the many talented, and successful indigenous people who are making a impact on our future generations. As we look back at what each and everyone of us have overcome we stand strong on this day knowing that as First Nations people we have the power to change how our youth will identify as First Nations future leaders." - Roderick Rabbitskin
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We at SheNative have had the honor of working along side Rodrick with his Dream P K Modeling endeavor. We watched him create an environment for youth to flourish in their love for fashion and modeling. He is an amazing mentor and Role Model and every decision he made was to help the youth. We are so proud of him as we know it wasn't easy to put together the project he did.
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Articles featuring Rodrick:
“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!
Right now we could talk about the many bumps along the journey of entrepreneurship. Veeeery late nights. Tear-filled mornings -- most often at least half due to staying up too late the night before -- resulting in never-getting-out-of-there coffee stains. Changing relationships that you thought were going to be ride-or-die. These are a very small selection of the bumps I've experienced over the years.
Or we could talk about one of the most remarkable gifts entrepreneurship can provide: The ability to extend moments in time on short notice. To explain what I mean, here's a post I wrote on my Instagram back in August 2019...