Welcome to SLIP Channel: Sustainable Living Ideas & Progress
SLIP Channel operates out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.
The idea to start SLIP Channel evolved from the exciting sustainable projects I learned about at the World Indigenous Business Forum in Saskatoon in August 2016, and one month later at the Aboriginal Business Forum on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.
Because I had been working in the Aboriginal community for six years, I thought a social media site that championed traditional, creative and thoughtful ways of living sustainably occurring in Indigenous communities might be a valuable idea. That’s until I saw the title of a video published by The Logical Indian – “Little Things That Matter in the Pursuit of Happiness.”
I was intrigued by the name, The Logical Indian, and thought perhaps it was an American site. Upon further investigation, however, it turned out to be a great story from India!
It was so inspiring that I had to rethink my initial idea.
Instead, I embraced using an evolving collection of news stories from the local, regional, national, and international media to help us consider, rethink, and apply ideas for living sustainably.
SLIP Channel’s editorials, “Catch the Buzz,” highlight the many ways people are living sustainably in Saskatchewan, and then uses those stories as a springboard to convey what is being done across the nation, and sometimes on the other side of the world.
There are four ways to get involved with SLIP Channel:
- Become an email subscriber and receive a weekly link to slipchannel.buzz with the latest news and information.
- Like and follow us on Facebook
- Share your stories with us so we can share them on slipchannel.buzz and Facebook
- Advertise with us on the slipchannel.buzz home page or sector-specific page to reach our diverse audience.
Fiji Robinson, SLIP Channel Instigator
Fiji Robinson is a hardworking communications maven with a longstanding interest in living sustainably. She brings expertise to SLIP Channel from the fields of post-secondary education, human rights, provincial and Métis political governance, First Nations technical education, and the visual & performing arts.
Fiji has been the editor of four news publications: SIIT Skyscape, MN-S Landscape, College Canada, and ACCC International.
As a filmmaker Fiji has produced documentaries on artists Peter McGehee, Ernie Luthi, and Dmytro Stryjek. Her photos and collages can be found in public and private collections.
Fiji had a nine-year run as a “jazz baby” in Peter McGehee’s a cappella revues, The Quinlan Sisters and The Fabulous Sirs. Her social media campaign, The Resurrection of Peter McGehee (website, Facebook, YouTube), is now in its seventh year.