Former student at Old Sun Residential School develops innovative teaching tool to preserve her language
Produced by Trevor Solway
Once forbidden to speak her native tongue, Residential school survivor, Dr. Vivian Ayoungman teaches the Blackfoot language in Siksika Nation at Old Sun Residential School through the app she developed to preserve her language.
- By Trevor Solway
TORCH Motorcycles is a company set to create a community of female moto-enthusiasts, whose bikes reflect their build.
Patti Derbyshire never imagined herself building motorcycles for women, but the lack of bikes not marketed or built for women’s bodies inspired a venture into creating a company that would be the first to handle these issues.
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- By Nora Cruickshank & Maria Dardano
High Performance Rodeo exhibit challenges comfort zones and children’s roles in society
For Abass Garad Gure, 11, cutting hair was something he’d never thought of doing. But after a crash course into the world of hairstyling and donning the title of ‘hair stylist’ for a weekend, he’s considering the career choice.
- By Mary Yohannes
Octavia Book Binding is proving this ancient art form is still going strong in the digital age
Hidden in a corner of downtown Calgary, the Octavia Book Bindery sits covered in remnants of words, leather and cloth – as any book company should.
However, this is no ordinary book company. Here book binders and their apprentices spend hours restoring, creating and selling books the old way. No machines work here, just passionate people.
- By Justina Deardoff