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Transformative Stories is a collection of stories written and curated by Chief Leanne Joe of Squamish Nation. The purpose of these stories is to share teachings that inspire curiosity and transformative change related to the way we think about and act on our economy.
April 20, 2021
Some days are harder than others to find energy to do this work, as it truly takes its toll on me...
May 20, 2021
Indigenous peoples have unique assets and opportunities but face on-going exclusion and...
June 08, 2021
This is hard for me to write about. I have avoided it until now. But I feel ready to share. This...
December 06, 2020
Since participating in the Well-being Economies Alliance Canada hub (WE All CAN) and reading the BC...
February 01, 2021
The Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University states that “there is no clear...
March 04, 2021
As you have potentially read in my previous stories, our culture is still alive and well. For the...
July 26, 2021
The 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples highlights Self-Determination in the...
January 20, 2021
Moving through this journey of writing a framework for Economic Reconciliation has raised just as...
January 08, 2021
Sxwpilemaát Siyám: Some days are harder than others to find energy to do this work, as it truly...
October 18, 2020
It takes courage to go down a path that nobody really travels. I am just one of those souls. My...
June 17, 2020
I believe we are now at a point where we can move into deeper conversations, which has already...
August 07, 2020
Twenty-five years ago this month, I left Texas to go to college in Oregon. I never looked back. The...
May 08, 2020
How do we move from where we are economically in First Nation communities? From our current state...
June 21, 2020
With everything going on, we have to step outside of our comfort zone and look at it...
June 16, 2019
Why did I choose the title, Transformative Storyteller, for myself? Because I wanted to play on the...
July 02, 2019
Why stories and storytelling? As Indigenous people, we are an oral society so we use language as...
July 20, 2019
Below, you will find two articles pertaining to one Nation’s Cultural Framework. It is from the...
September 04, 2019
My vision for my people, and I mean all Indigenous People, is to have complete self-determination...
March 10, 2020
That better is possible? That something can be done? That change is inherent? That we already know...
November 15, 2019
I invite all readers to resist the urge to compare or validate any Indigenous knowledge systems...
February 24, 2020
I keep using the word puzzle when referring to Economic Reconciliation. This is because we as...
October 02, 2019
Firstly, I am a mother, before anything else in this world. It is my greatest gift in this...
August 15, 2019
The interconnectedness of place, language, values, ceremony, protocols, etc. interweaves governance...
August 02, 2019
I don’t think there is just one definition and I believe one definition limits the...