Ashley Callingbull is a Cree First Nations woman from Enoch Cree Nation, Alberta. She is an actor and has appeared in the Gemini award winning television series Blackstone. Ashley was also a contestant on the Amazing Race Canada in 2016. She is also featured in CBC’s 8th Fire Series and the Catch The Dream series. The loss of some very close family members have led Ashley to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Walk for the Cure, Run for the Lung and to mentor underprivileged aboriginal youth. Ashley was the first First Nations woman to become Miss Canada in 2010 and represented her nation in international pageants in China, Barbados and Europe.
Ashley is also an international motivational speaker and role model for many educational institutions, workshops, conferences and award ceremonies. Ashley has spoken at Harvard University, TED Talks and WE Day. Ashley’s hard work and charity work was recognized as she received the Role Model Award at the Dreamcatcher Gala and she also received the Top 20 Under 30 Award in Canada. Ashley also received a role model award from the United Nations in October 2015 for Global Dignity Day.
Ashley was previously Mrs Universe 2015 and is a Canadian Activist for First Nations Rights and environmental causes in Canada. Ashley is also a spokesperson and model for the Nike N7 organization.
We will feature a new 2017 Indspire Awards Performer this week, and every week until SHOWTIME on March 24th in Ottawa.