Indigenous Activism Through the Performing Arts - Ashley Callingbull, Breaking Barriers
Ashley Callingbull is a model, actress, motivational speaker and activist. In 2015, Ashley became the first Canadian, and first indigenous woman to win the Mrs. Universe title. Since winning the title, she hasn't slowed down! Ashley has appeared on the cover of magazines, in motion pictures, commercials and television shows. Most recenly Ashley was named the new face of the Nike N7 line of footwear, which features designs founded on Indigenous themes.
Born in the Enoch Cree Nation, in Alberta, Canada, Ashley went through her own difficulties as a child, and has experienced blatant racism later in life. She is an outspoken activist against abuse, and for Indigenous rights. Sought after as a motivational speaker, Ashley puts forward her ideas around overcoming life's obstacles and what needs to happen to achieve true reconciliation.