Lead and Inspire Stories


Nahanni Fontaine on embracing uncomfortable truths for healing, reclamation and strength

Manitoba MLA Nahanni Fontaine reflects on her personal journey and continuing fight for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the values that drive her political activism.

Natan Obed on Indigenous justice

Natan Obed is President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

Sarah Jama on Disability Rights

Sarah Jama is the founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario.

Charlie Clark on relationship-building in municipal politics

Charlie Clarke was elected Mayor of Saskatoon in 2016 and 2020.

Maria Elena Durazo on Building Resistance and Progressive Power

Before her election to California State Senate, Maria Elena Durazo on leading a labour & communities alliance, producing victories & building power for progressive change.

Bonnie Leask, Policy Analyst and Community Organizer

Access to Power: Indigenous Representation in Politics  

Chief Tammy Cook-Searson

Access to Power: Indigenous Representation in Politics

Lindell Smith on creating change through municipal politics

Lindell Smith was elected to Halifax city council in 2016.

Mohamed Salih on connecting with community

Mohamed Salih was elected to London, ON city council in 2014.

Marilyn Poitras on Indigenous representation

Marilyn Poitras is Assistant Professor at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.