Amira Gill and her sister Nadya are inspiring young women who started a business called the Kanata Trade Co as a way to give back so that more indigenous students can have the opportunity to attend colleges and universities. As a recent graduate of a Masters in Civil Engineering and as co-founder of her organization, Amira shares her insight about what she has learned around leadership, giving back, stepping into your confidence and owning your voice.
About Kanata Trade Co
We are twin Inuit sisters both attending Queen's University. Our journey has been made possible thanks to the help of Indspire. Like many indigenous students, Indspire supported us through their bursary program and also through their mentorship. We were able to have a much fulfilled college experience as a result of their assistance. Now that we are nearing the end of our studies, we would like to give back to Indspire so that more indigenous students can also have the opportunity to attend colleges and universities. Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. All profits from the sale of the masks will be going to Indspire (www.indspire.ca). Our supplier will also pay royalties to the artists for the use of their artwork on the masks.
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