Episode-3-Celebration of Identity-Cassandra Spade
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“The celebration of Identity is interconnected to the sustainability of communities, cultural diversity, language, and ultimately the celebration of self.” - Cassandra 

In this episode, Cassandra talks about her inwards and outwards struggles of being an indigenous person in Canada. She gives us a brief history of Anishinaabe while explaining the importance of sustaining identity. Connecting with your ancestors means connecting yourself. Listen to the conversation to hear the other side of the coin. 

Speaker bio; 

Cassandra Spade is a human rights, and language rights activist from Mishkeegogamang First Nation, Canada. She has recently completed a B. A from the University of Manitoba and is currently enrolled in Community Economic and Social Development at Algoma University. Her advocacy involves but is not limited to, the acknowledgment of Indigenous land-based education, the recognition of Indigenous languages as a human right, developing the accessibility of education to Northern Indigenous communities, and suicide prevention awareness. Her work continues to focus on creating safe spaces to connect Indigenous Youth to their language, identity, and culture.

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