Indigenous women design Player of the Game sticks

Angela Jason is one of four Indigenous women from Ontario designing the Player of the Game sticks for the 2023 IHF Women’s World Championship. (Supplied Photo)

By Nicholas Pescod & Jonathan Yue It was May 2022 and Angela Jason found herself working at a corporate job in Thunder Bay. “I just kind of stopped having my heart in it,” Jason recalls. That’s when the Ojibwe woman from Sheshegwaning First Nation, who had been painting and creating art in her free time for years, began having serious thoughts about life outside of the corporate world. “It got to a point where I needed to ask myself … at what point am I kind of doing a disservice with my mental health by trying to hang on and at what point is the company not really benefiting from my time trying to hang on?” says Jason. Eventually, she decided to quit her job and become a full-time artist….

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