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April Diamond Dutheil is a social advocate, entrepreneur, scholar and researcher of northern and Arctic issues, one of Canada's Top 20 Under Twenty and a recipient of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies' Northern Resident Research Award. April is committed to strengthening knowledge and understanding of the social issues facing Canada's North.

Amy Edgars: Carving out a career based on values

This is the seventh installment of the 'Made on Haida Gwaii' feature series, by writer April Diamond Dutheil. Twice a month, we showcase the story of a talented young person who calls Haida Gwaii home. In this vast country, our major urban centres tend to soak up most of the attention. This collection of success stories, about young people living on these beautiful but remote islands off the Pacific coast, aims to disrupt the dominant myths of what it means to grow up in Canada's North.

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Made on Haida Gwaii: Investing in social good

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Made on Haida Gwaii: How dancing at the 2010 Olympics catalyzed entrepreneurial vision

Erica Ryan-Gagne displays Eri-Cut & Nailed signage outside of her new salon loca
Winning double gold medals in hockey was a prominent memory from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. But Erica Ryan-Gagne remembers the Olympics differently than most Canadians.

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Made on Haida Gwaii: Filmmaker and youth worker Kiefer Collison

Today we resume our 'Made on Haida Gwaii' series, highlighting the accomplishments of young people who call the islands on the Pacific coast home. On Saturday, Haida Gwaii was rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, the strongest registered in Canada in over half a century. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or major injuries reported. 

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Empowering people, from Haida Gwaii to New York

Mekelle, Ethiopia: Alison Fraser with women from the Healing Hands of Joy Center. (Photo: Lulseged Beyene)

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Norah Holloway: Finding her roots in design on Haida Gwaii

Norah Holloway. (Photo: Terry Lam)

This is the third installment of the 'Made on Haida Gwaii' feature series, by writer April Diamond Dutheil. Each week we showcase the story of a talented young person who calls Haida Gwaii home. In this vast country, our major urban centres tend to soak up most of the attention. This collection of success stories, about young people living on these beautiful but remote islands off the Pacific coast, aims to disrupt the dominant myths of what it means to grow up in Canada's North.

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