As part of the creation of this resource, the team formed a call for student artists who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit. We requested a submission of original designs (in any medium) that represented overall interpretations, understandings, and experiences of physical activity and exercise in Indigenous health, while speaking to the specific topic areas found in this resource. Our team of subject matter experts, project lead and eLearning designers reviewed and selected the successful student submissions. It is a true pleasure to have the opportunity to present the artwork from two selected student contributors. We thank the artists for their work, interpretation, and for elevating this resource with their creativity.
Braedon was born in Swan River, Manitoba and is of mixed Plains Cree and White descent. Born to a breadwinner mother, and stay-at home father, Braedon’s life has always been unorthodox to many. Braedon is the third generation on his mother’s side (Indigenous) and second generation on his father’s side to attend university. Braedon is currently a student in BAH in les Études Francophones program at Trent University (2025) and aspires to complete his B.Ed. in 2027. Braedon hopes to make a large impact in the education system by changing the centuries-old way of learning. For the current project, Braedon was selected as a student artist whose work is featured throughout this electronic resource, including the cover page.
Book Cover Design
Bundle 1 Cover Page
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Jaida is a Kichi Siibi Niizi Mnidoo Anishinaabe youth from Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. Jaida is an artist and teacher based in Canada, and has been teaching and growing in Indigenous Knowledges all of their life. Jaida coordinates, creates, and teaches various beading projects and Indigenous workshops to organizations as a facilitator, and also makes and sells custom beaded jewellery. Jaida is currently working towards a diploma in the Foundations of Indigenous Learning Program at Trent University. As an artist who is learning and growing, Jaida looks forward to teaching and growing their skills as a beader, facilitator, and fellow human being. For the current project, Jaida was selected as a student artist whose work is featured in this electronic resource.