Spirit River Striped Wolf

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Spirit River Striped Wolf

B. A. Policy Studies

Type of Person

Executive Committee Member

(403) 440-6993
president@samru.ca
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President

About

Spirit River Striped Wolf is your 2020/2021 SAMRU President. Spirit River is in his final year of the Policy Studies program.
Spirit River is from the Piikani Nation (Aapatohsipikani) which helps make up the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksikaitsitapi). His Blackfoot name is Iyimakoyiomahka which describes an enduring running wolf. Spirit River, in his own journey, has learned from his own experience of colonial trauma. Spirit River has dedicated his life to improving the conditions of Indigenous Peoples through advocacy, activism, volunteering, and leadership initiatives since his adolescence. He, along with a professor, co-founded a social enterprise called Otahpiaaki which focuses on supporting and empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs and realizing the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board’s report, Reconciliation: Growing Canada’s Economy by $27.7 Billion. Spirit River is a public speaker, a workshop facilitator for Indigenization & Decolonization, as well as for Anti-Racism training.
Key points of advocacy for Spirit River is mental health, student financial wellness, and indigenization and reconciliation efforts.
For more information, please read the REC President’s job description.

Committees

SAMRU Committees
MRU Committees
External Committees

Media

June 18, 2020
CBC News
CBC Alberta hosts forum on systemic racism: We Need To Talk
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/community/cbc-alberta-systemic-racism-forum-1.5614452

August 26, 2020
Global News
Increase in enrolment at Mount Royal University despite move to online classes
https://globalnews.ca/news/7299229/calgary-mount-royal-university-enrolment-covid-19/

September 9, 2020
CTV News
University professors in Calgary invited to participate in two-day strike protesting systemic racism
https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/university-professors-in-calgary-invited-to-participate-in-two-day-strike-protesting-systemic-racism-1.5097441