Without question, our communities have been facing significant challenge, trauma, and divisiveness throughout this pandemic. At work, school, and with our families & friends, how do we begin to reconnect with each other and with our purpose?
In this presentation, Sarain shares how she’s found hope for communities despite challenges of inequity and the toll of the pandemic. She highlights the power of the Indigenous response to the pandemic in calling us to return to the land, prioritize our time with children and elders, and learn about our histories and traditions. The path forward relies on strengthening our communities with innovative approaches and best practices for building trust, disrupting the status quo, and taking care of our of each other.
In today’s information-heavy world, we’re exposed to more individuals (and their unique experiences) than ever before. This has had a profound impact on identifying a career path. With an abundance of fields you may be deeply connected with, the adage “follow your passion” no longer holds weight.
From styling music videos for artists like A Tribe Called Red, to landing influencer deals with major brands like Harley Davidson and Canada Goose, to hosting RISE at the frontlines of Indigenous communities – Sarain Fox has built her career at the cross-section of activism and media. In this presentation, she provides audiences with a new lens to explore career development. Sarain shares crucial career lessons including – the myth of the “big break”, the reality of imposter syndrome and the invaluable impact of believing in yourself (cheesy but true!). Audiences will leave with the tools needed to shift from seeking something they want to do, to finding a way to make the things they love to do coexist. The golden thread that ties it all together!
• How to think differently about your future career & discover what will lead you to become your most authentic self.
• Strategies to cope with the harsh realities of a culture obsessed with profit and beauty ideals.
Much of the climate justice movement has been led by Indigenous peoples. Their culture and regard for land and water are vital to securing the future of planet. As an Indigenous storyteller, Sarain’s voice is a guiding force in our work to protect the environment. A thread throughout all of Sarain’s work is land and sustainability, and more recently she has focused on the impact of sustainable travel and eco-tourism. She is an ambassador for TreadRight Foundation (a non-profit focused on sustainable travel and cultural preservation) and sits on the board of directors of the Center for Biological Diversity.
In all of her activism work, she focuses on what we are fighting for as opposed to against. This positive perspective brings ease to conversations around climate change and making a difference. In order to keep the earth habitable for humanity, individuals and organizations need more effective solutions. Sarain begins by sharing details on the state of our environment and then inspires audiences to change their habits, one step at a time.
How do you introduce yourself? Do you acknowledge and share who you really are? Sarain Fox, storyteller, Indigenous activist, and television host, shares stories about the power of introductions as a gateway to our personal truths and to connect us to what we have in common: each other.