November 8th, 2022 – Sobriety: An Indigenous Perspective with Jade Roberts and Leora Badger

Jade and Leora will discuss their perspective on sobriety, share their stories, and give insight to how they’re currently creating resources and community for others.

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Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am

About the Presenters:


Jade Roberts – educator, artist, and podcaster is a Woodland Cree woman from Lac La Ronge Indian Band. She currently resides in Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatoon, SK. Roberts graduated from ITEP at the University of Saskatchewan in 2018 and went on to teach an elementary art and Cree culture program. 

Jade is a trailblazer for Indigenous podcasting in Saskatchewan – she created the podcast Still Here Still Healing to bring awareness to the impacts of residential schools, share survivors stories, and feature discussions with youth on topics such as culture, language, identity, and community. Jade recently launched a second podcast titled The Sobriety Circle where she co-hosts and discusses her journey with sobriety. 

Jade is a digital and traditional artist. In her digital work she is influenced by her Cree culture to create digital pieces that express Indigenous futurism and spark conversations about language, history, and identity. In her more traditional artwork she is focused on using land based approaches to create as she experiments with painting and wood burning birch bark, fish skin tanning, and beading. 

In addition, Jade is a recent CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 Award winner, her podcast was nominated for a Canadian Podcast Award in 2020 and 2022, her artwork has been published in SAY Magazines 100th edition and The Polyglot. You can find her work and more information at 


Leora Badgernehiyaw iskwew from Mistawasis is the co-founder and co-host of The Sobriety Circle. She currently resides in Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatoon, Sk. She is enrolled at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies in the Mental Health and Wellness Program. She works part time as an Outreach Worker for Saweyihtotan, a culturally based program helping those who struggle with addictions and homelessness. 


She aspires to help support other Indigenous people struggling with mental health and addictions by sharing her personal experiences. 




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