Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie


National Executive Representative of the Circle of First Nations, MÉtis and Inuit Students

Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie is a 23-year-old Anishinaabe Two-Spirit from Sagkeeng First Nation, graduating with a BA in Indigenous Studies and Political Science. Sadie-Phoenix formerly was the Co-President for the UW Aboriginal Student Council; Aboriginal Student Commissioner for the Canadian Federation of Students MB; and Vice-President of External Affairs on the University of Winnipeg Students' Association. Sadie-Phoenix is currently the National Executive Representative of the Circle of First Nations, Mètis and Inuit Students. Sadie-Phoenix has worked on numerous on student led initiatives including the Indigenous Course Requirement and the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign.

Sadie-Phoenix is one of the co-founders of the Winnipeg based, Red Rising Magazine, which gives Indigenous youth a platform to share their perspectives and experiences to a broad audience without censorship. Sadie-Phoenix attended the UN COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco last November on behalf of the Canadian Climate Youth Coalition. She also was one of the 100 youth arrested on Parliament Hill protesting the Kinder Morgan Pipeline, and has been on the front line of Standing Rock twice last year. Sadie-Phoenix has participated and organized numerous community events, rallies, marches and speeches around Indigenous rights, challenging racism and colonialism, Indigenous climate justice and youth empowerment. Sadie-Phoenix is able to do all this work with the spiritual guidance of Elders, Traditional Knowledge Keepers, and consistently going to ceremonies with other youth leaders.

Représentante nationale des étudiants du Circle of First Nations, Mètis and Inuits

Sadie-Phoenix est une jeune Anishinaabe Two-Spirit originaire de la communauté Sagkeeg. Elle est diplômée en affaires autochtones et sciences politiques. Sadie-Phoenix a été co-présidente du Conseil étudiant autochtone UW, commissaire pour la Fédération canadienne des étudiants et vice-présidente des affaires externes de l’association étudiante de Winnipeg. Sadie-Phoenix est actuellement la représentante nationale étudiante du Circle of First Nations, Mètis et Inuit. Sadie a travaillé sur de nombreuses initiatives étudiantes, notamment les normes scolaires autochtones et la campagne Fossil Fuel Divestment.

Elle est la co-fondatrice de la revue Red Rising, une plateforme médiatique de libre-pensée pour les jeunes autochtones. Sadie a participé à la COP 22 à Marrakech au Maroc en Novembre 2016 au nom de Canadian Climate Youth Coalition. Elle est aussi l’une des 100 jeunes leaders arrêtés par la police sur la colline parlementaire alors qu’ils manifestaient contre le pipeline Kinder Morgan.