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WEBINAR: Exploring Indigenous intersectionalities in the age of startup

Thursday, June 18 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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The diversities of Indigenous Canada have been and continue to be informed by more than just the vibrant cultural heritages of Turtle Island. Join us in listening to our panel of diverse Indigenous entrepreneurs speak about how their intersectional identities have inspired and challenged them on their journeys into the future.


Jacquelyn Cardinal

As a serial entrepreneur Jacquelyn currently owns and operates a number of companies geared towards the same goal: equipping communities with the means to support themselves and each other while walking together on a shared path, a sentiment passed down to her through generations.
In her role as Co-owner and Managing Director of the Indigenous owned and operated Naheyawin, Jacquelyn fulfills her duties as a Treaty person by searching for and creating tools to assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in an effort to reclaim the spirit of the Numbered Treaties. A technologist at heart, Jacquelyn uses and continues to develop her skills in community engagement, strategic planning, and communications to be of service to her community and see Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples into a good future by working together.


Dusty LeGrande

Creative director of mobilize, an indigenous streetwear brand with the intention connecting people with indigenous movements, stories, and perspectives. The art I create is meant to open dialogue, to challenge, and to evolve our way of thinking. Together we must create a brighter future for the generations to come.


Shannon Pestun

Shannon is the Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship, and part of the Indigenous Relations Advisory Circle at ATB Financial. Leading the strategy to reimagine banking for women, Shannon’s work is centred around implementing critical changes and breaking down barriers women face in entrepreneurship. As a Métis woman, Shannon also strives to promote economic reconciliation through her work. Shannon is a recognized voice on women’s entrepreneurship, and has been featured at business conferences, on podcasts, business magazines and both broadcast and online media.


Jamie Bourque

From the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement, Jamie is a Two-Spirit, indigenous, single parent who canceled their subscription to pronouns. Owner of the production company, Multipel Inc. – a Canadian 100% indigenous-owned and operated production company established in 2009. Multipel Inc. immediately became a parent company in Sweetgrass and Sage, Inc., which produced two seasons of the APTN documentary series Chaos & Courage, and the one-hour doc Our Home and Native Land: Heroine Healers. Multipel Inc. was also a parent company of Square Pixel Inc. which developed cutting edge documentaries, animations, interactive content and digital applications. Jamie has been active in the industry since 2009 as an Executive Producer, Creative Producer, Writer, and Director. Creating documentaries, interactive platforms and dramas with SuperChannel, APTN, Rogers, CMF, iThentic Canada, Bell Media, Rogers, Canada Media Fund, Alberta Media Fund, APTN, Super Channel, CBC, Canadian Media Production Association, Visible Films and Dame Blanche in Belgium.

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