Stepping up, standing out and making change

Stepping up and speaking out is never easy. Especially when you're the only one standing there. But sometimes it only takes one person to make big changes.
Fynnley Pearson gives his great-granddad a hug on his first visit to Garden Hill First Nation. (CBC)
Stepping up and speaking out is never easy. Especially when you're the only one standing there. But sometimes it only takes one person to make big changes.

Fynnley Pearson is a blond, blue-eyed boy with an Indian status card. And while that card says he is a member of Garden Hill First Nation in Manitoba, Fynn has never stepped foot on his home reserve before. Find out what happened when he and his mom, Meagan Fiddler, made his first visit to his First Nation for his great-grandfather's 92nd birthday.
Ian Campeau

Misogyny and racism in song lyrics has prompted Deejay NDN of a Tribe Called Red to remove some music from his playlist for good. Find out what motivated that change. 
How women are represented in pop culture is not just an issue in music. Renae Morisseau is the storyteller-in-residence at Vancouver Public Library. But before that she was an instructor at Capilano University where she taught media literacy. She shares her thoughts on how one person can promote change. 
Blackman-Wulff plays with his two dogs, Jasper and Apollo, in the backyard of his childhood home where he now lives with his husband. (Emily McCarty)

Coming out as gay can be difficult at the best of times, but when you're Indigenous and live in a small community
declaring your sexuality can be dangerous. Growing up in Squamish, B.C., Trevor Blackman-Wulff was bullied, gay bashed and shunned by family. But he's come a long way since those dark days. 

Many young people look for jobs during the summer or on weekends. But for Dillon Trodd, getting a job is more than just making a little extra cash. And in Prince Rupert, B.C., where jobs are in short supply, he came up with an innovative way to get attention.

​​This week's Playlist

Black & Grey (Matthew Gardiner/Facebook)

Sugluk - Fall Away
Tanya Tagaq - Uja (Boogey The Beat Remix)
Logan Staats - What You Love
Black & Grey - What Makes You Who You Are