December 30 and we at the office were eager to finish the last full-day of the week work for 2015. Our Executive Director, Tara Dawn, was especially eager as she presented a financial contribution to Shinoah Young, a woman from Opaskwayak Cree Nation and a University of Regina undergraduate student. She is in her final semester of a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and will pursue a career in reporting thereafter. The value Shinoah sees in her degree stems from her personal recollection of oral history, and the relationship between speaker and listener. She and Amiskusees share the belief that Indigenous cultures offer unique insights and methods of story telling that western societies have yet to celebrate. Amiskusees was happy to offer some support to this Aboriginal woman as she strives towards professional journalism.