New client: The Cree School Board & Piron Ward Inc.

Through Piron Ward Inc., consultants in organizational effectiveness, I am creating and designing content for The Cree School Board of James Bay that provides for life-long learning while instilling the Cree identity in partnership with its communities to allow students to attain the qualifications and competencies to become a successful contributor to the Cree Nation and society at large.
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New client: Muskrat Magazine

Writing book reviews for online Indigenous arts and culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation. Thank you Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Rebeka Tabobondung! Check out the latest issue here
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Today I experienced Ageism

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Wow. Ageism. That smarts.

Art gallery jobs are rare. To be around art all day, looking at it, hanging it, speaking about it… it’s certainly a dream job next to writing a book and making my own art without the need to sell it to make ends meet. So when the art gallery I applied to called me about an assistant position, I almost fell off my chair in excitement.

The female manager started to ask me questions, general at first, then by about the third or fourth she directly asked me, chuckling, how old I am. I was in disbelief and it was really a reflex when I said “43”. She was evidently shocked as well because she gave a laughing howl and exclaimed “you’re older than me!” Continue reading