Indspire Laureate Theland Kicknosway is Making Strides for Change
From the time he was very young, Theland Kicknosway has known that he wanted to use his many gifts to create positive change in the world, becoming the youngest-ever Indspire Laureate (Culture, Heritage, and Spirituality – 2018) in history.
He has been a fixture in the Indigenous community as a traditional singer, drummer, grass & hoop dancer, and has also been active for many years in healing justice efforts alongside Families of Sisters in Spirit (FSIS), an organization providing support to First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and urban families impacted by missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S).
This summer, Theland will embark on his 7th Annual Run/Bike for MMIWG2S, beginning on June 7, 2021 in Vancouver, BC. With encouragement from FSIS, Theland will journey across the Western provinces, the Prairies, and eventually back home to eastern Ontario.
This year’s run will help to fulfill a long-anticipated dream and vision that Theland has had to raise awareness about violence and injustice, improve the lives of Indigenous youth, and lead transformative change with impacts for generations to come.
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