Media Coverage


IWCL Grad Helen Knott is an activist and poet-writer working for Indigenous land rights in Canada.

CBC Radio’s Unreserved program interviewed IWCL ’12 grad Devy Fiddler.  “What began as a way to empower Indigenous women while changing public perception has grown into a business for a Saskatoon entrepreneur. Devon Fiddler is the brainchild behind SheNative.”  Audio and photo at

Devon Fiddler (IWCL 2012) was the first to be announced as a winner in the Saskatchewan Future 40 competition. CBC launched the campaign to celebrate the province's new generation of leaders, builders and change-makers under the age of 40.

‘Ambassadors’ graduate at Coady - The Casket, September 5, 2014

Raven Linklater, participant in the 2014 IWCL program, speaks about leadership with CBC radio.

Congratulations to Karri-Lynn Paul (IWCL ’11) who has joined the First Nations Women's Council on Economic Security with the Province of Alberta. See the CBC News TV story at - January 10, 2014

IWCL program graduates third class - Casket - September 3, 2013

Program helps Indigenous women be the change they want to see - APTN National News, September 3, 2013

Project at St. FX researching entrepreneurship among aboriginal women
. NG News, April 23, 2013

Sasha Chabot Gaspe on the Idle No More movement.
Sasha is a graduate of our Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program. Racism, hunger and laziness: A First Nations youth perspective on Idle No More media coverage.

Sarena Provost featured in Calgary's New Tribe magazine, Nov. 2012. (See pg. 26-27)

Sisterhood key for IWCL graduates - Antigonish Casket, Sept. 5, 2012

Women Share Leadership Skills: Sheila Isaac tours western and northern Canada to promote IWCL program -, Nov. 11, 2011

Coady program inspires young Aboriginal leaders - Halifax Chronicle Herald article on the 2011 IWCL graduation. (pdf, 475KB)

First graduation ceremony for IWCL program
- Antigonish Casket article on the 2011 IWCL graduation. (pdf, 522KB)

AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo's congratulatory message to our 2011 graduating class. (pdf  54KB)

Assembly of First Nations passes resolution
to support new Coady program, July 13, 2011. (pdf, 83KB)

Newspaper article: The Antigonish Casket, May 11, 2011

News release:  Aboriginal women leaders start classes at Coady Institute, May 13, 2011


Podcast with Chief Candice Paul, mentor, Indigenous Women in Community Leadership.
Format: MP3   Runs 2:42

Podcast with Leena Evic, mentor, Indigenous Women in Community Leadership.
Format: MP3   Runs 2:44

Podcast with Marie Delorme, mentor, Indigenous Women in Community Leadership.
Format: MP3  Runs 3:47

Podcast with Angela James, mentor, Indigenous Women in Community Leadership.
Format: MP3 Runs 3:46

Podcast with  Pat Flett mentor,  Indigenous Women in Community Leadership.
Format: MP3 Runs 2:38
Podcast with  Cecilia Fitzpatrick,  mentor, Indigenous Women in Community Leadership.
Format MP3 Runs 3:05


Sheila Isaac, Program Manager for Indigenous Women in Community Leadership, describes her background, how she learned to overcome discrimination and unfairness to assume a leadership role as an aboriginal woman in this video.

YouTube video: Paq'tnkek First Nation and Coady Institute host welcome feast, May 4, 2011