14 episodes

Join us as we celebrate successful Indigenous people who have made it the right way!
We all imagine ourselves living a life where we are doing what we love and loving what we do. What most people see is the flash, the shine, the bling of the end results. What you don't see is the grind, the hustle, the grit on how they got there. The intentions of this podcast is to share stories from successful people who made it with #NOBLUEPRINT to inspire the next generation of artists, designers, entrepreneurs, actors, and influencers who could one day change the world!

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Join us as we celebrate successful Indigenous people who have made it the right way!
We all imagine ourselves living a life where we are doing what we love and loving what we do. What most people see is the flash, the shine, the bling of the end results. What you don't see is the grind, the hustle, the grit on how they got there. The intentions of this podcast is to share stories from successful people who made it with #NOBLUEPRINT to inspire the next generation of artists, designers, entrepreneurs, actors, and influencers who could one day change the world!

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    Sage Paul (Designer/Founding Artistic Director: Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto)

    Sage Paul (Designer/Founding Artistic Director: Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto)

    Our finale episode features Sage Paul; an urban Denesuliné tskwe based in Toronto and a member of English River First Nation. Sage is an award-winning artist & designer and a recognized leader of Indigenous fashion, craft and textiles. Her work centres family, sovereignty and resistance for balance. Sage is also the founding Artistic Director of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. 
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    • 57 min
    Joleen Mitton (Producer/Community Support Worker/Founder: Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week)

    Joleen Mitton (Producer/Community Support Worker/Founder: Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week)

    Spanning almost two decades, Joleen Mitton’s modeling career has landed her spots in campaigns for the likes of Kenzo, Clinique, and Vivienne Westwood, on countless runways in Asia, and in print ads for everything from high-tech air conditioners to Hello Kitty paraphernalia.
    Now Mitton, founder of the upcoming Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week! Turtle Island First Indigenous Fashion week! Owner/Operator of All My Relations LTD and Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week, a company that produces Indigenous Fashion shows with clothing designed by local Indigenous Designers and worn by models of First Nation/Metis and Inuit descent

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Chris Derickson (Chief - Westbank First Nation/Entrepreneur)

    Chris Derickson (Chief - Westbank First Nation/Entrepreneur)

    Chris is the son of Raymond and Carol Derickson, and the grandson of the late Richard and Caroline Derickson, and the late Art Potts and Esther Potts of the Samson Cree Nation. He is married to Jordan Derickson and has a 20-year-old son Justin, who is currently working with the WFN Youth and Recreation Department.
    Chris has been involved in the WFN community for the past 20 years. During that time he has worked with youth, served on boards and commissions and facilitated strategic planning retreats for Council and the Economic Development Commission. Chris also worked as the Community Planning Coordinator, from 2007 to 2011 and was instrumental in developing the plan and getting it adopted through WFN Law.

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    • 59 min
    Jennifer Harper (Cheekbone Beauty)

    Jennifer Harper (Cheekbone Beauty)

    Jennifer Harper has been making a name for herself in the beauty industry for a number of years but has been gaining popularity quickly after being on the hit CBC show, Dragons Den. Cheekbone Beauty is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand.
    Having founded Cheekbone Beauty four and a half years ago, she has tirelessly worked a full-time high- level sales job in Toronto, Ontario while living in Niagara . It was important to her to raise her children with her husband in the place she grew up.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jessica Matten (Actress/President, Instructor Lemon Cree/Founder #N8VGirls )

    Jessica Matten (Actress/President, Instructor Lemon Cree/Founder #N8VGirls )

    Jessica Matten is of Red River Metis-Cree descent and is directly a descendant of Cuthbert Grant, the first rebel Metis leader famously known for the Battle of the Seven Oaks in Canada.
    Jessica recently is the star of the new Crime Drama "Tribal" on APTN Network. Jessica stars in Season 3 of Discovery Canada & Netflix's TV show "Frontier" starring Jason Momoa. She also can be seen in the new CW Network and CBC drama alongside Kristin Kruek in "Burden of Truth". Jessica also can be seen in the upcoming comic adaptation movie "The Empty Man" for 20th Century Fox studios which filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.
    Jessica can be seen on 3 Canadian Screen Award nominated and winning shows: Frontier, Blackstone and Mohawk Girls. Jessica has developed a small cult following in North America for her performance in the starring role of Elle-Maija Tailfeather's short film, "A Red Girl's Reasoning". The film premiered at various festivals in Canada and the United States, taking home awards for "Best Canadian Action Short" at the prestigious ImagineNATIVE Film festival, winner at the Crazy 8s Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, LA Skins Film Fest in Los Angeles, and nominated at the American Indian Film Institute in San Francisco 2012.
    Other TV and films include the Gemini award winning show "Blackstone" and "Pilgrims" written and directed by Marie Clements that Jessica starred in, was an official selection for the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival 2013.
    Besides acting, Jessica runs an Aboriginal wellness and fitness company with her family called Lemon Cree where they have helped thousands of Aboriginal people achieve their fitness, wellness and health goals. She also runs the viral campaign #N8Vgirls to help spread awareness globally on the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Nicole Robertson (Media/Storyteller/Entrepreneur/Political Writer/Producer)

    Nicole Robertson (Media/Storyteller/Entrepreneur/Political Writer/Producer)

    Nicole Robertson has dedicated her life to creating awareness about Indigenous Peoples through the media. Her career has taken her all across Canada: directing, producing, and reporting on issues that affect Indigenous communities. Her work experiences include working with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (Indspire), A- Channel, Global, CBC, CTV and more!
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    • 1 hr 6 min

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