DESIGNING OUR ECONOMIES INDIGENOMICS BY DESIGN SPEAKERS
LEO, Iskwew Air | LEO, Raven Institute | Founder, Ind
Becoming a pilot was transformational, truly giving this young Métis woman wings. Teara is the first Indigenous woman to launch an airline in Canada – Iskwew Air. Iskwew Air is the bridge between traditional air service and the sustainable technology of the future. Advanced Air Mobility moves people and cargo using revolutionary zero-emission electric hydrogen fuel cell eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft. She believes that together in this innovative space we will rematriate, reimagine, and rebuild our air transportation system - centering equity, resilience, and sustainability.
Teara is the visionary of the Raven Institute. She is excited about elevating the voices, stories, and remarkable profiles of Indigenous peoples with RavenSPEAK (Indigenous changemakers – visible, masterful, amplified, and connected). Teara founded the not-for-profit Indigenous LIFT Collective and launched Give them Wings (Indigenous Youth Taking Flight) and the LIFT Circle (collectively co-creating the conditions for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs to THRIVE).
Teara holds a Master of Arts in Leadership degree from Royal Roads University, and she is a Certified Executive Coach. The journey of learning now takes her back to Royal Roads as Associate Faculty and to Fielding University where she is studying in the Human Development Ph.D. program.
Teara has been named WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, Top 25 Women of Influence, YWCA Woman of Distinction, and one of 18 ‘real world heroes’ in the DC Comics Wonder Woman anthology.