Les­lie Carol Cal­lum-Louns­bury

Fe­bru­ary 20, 1947 - May 27, 2018

Say Magazine - - PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE -

June is Na­tional Indige­nous His­tory Month in Canada, which be­gan in 2009 with the passing of a unan­i­mous mo­tion in the House of Com­mons. With the cel­e­bra­tions of Sum­mer Sol­stice and Na­tional Indige­nous Peo­ples Day fast ap­proach­ing, we have much to cel­e­brate and be thank­ful for.

Our Sum­mer 2018 is­sue fo­cuses on part­ner­ships and also in­cludes a spe­cial insert themed Made in Man­i­toba. SAY Mag­a­zine cel­e­brates 16 years of part­ner­ships with in­dus­try lead­ers like APTN (fea­tured on the cover) and Vi­sion Quest, which held its 22nd An­nual Con­fer­ence & Trade Show last month. In this is­sue we pay homage to the women, men, youth, or­ga­ni­za­tions and busi­nesses who work tire­lessly, and who work together, to build the as­sets of our com­mu­ni­ties, to ad­dress chal­lenges and to sup­port pos­i­tive change.

At this time we also cel­e­brate the life of some­one who spent much of her life work­ing to de­velop mean­ing­ful long-term part­ner­ships and to en­hance the lives of Indige­nous peo­ples across North Amer­ica, spread­ing mes­sages of HOPE and re­silience with the prom­ise of reach­ing the next generation of heal­ers.

We are deeply saddened to share with you that our friend and the founder of SAY Mag­a­zine Les­lie Louns­bury passed on to spirit world to be with Cre­ator May 27, 2018. She will al­ways be re­mem­bered as a pi­o­neer for the work she has done in her life as an ed­u­ca­tor and as a pub­lisher. She gave a voice to so many and cel­e­brated the ‘good news’ sto­ries of Indige­nous peo­ple that oth­er­wise may have never been heard.

She def­i­nitely left her mark on the peo­ple she touched and the world at large through com­mu­nity-based jour­nal­ism in her work with SAY Mag­a­zine.

Dur­ing this time, our thoughts and prayers are with her fam­ily and friends. Les­lie will greatly be missed.

“SAY was never about me or celebri­ties or mak­ing some­one rich or fa­mous; it was AL­WAYS about giv­ing some­one who didn’t have a chance to be heard the op­por­tu­nity to share their story.”

– Les­lie Louns­bury

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