They're named after birds, so maybe it's no surprise that Raven Beardy and Robyn Shlachetka fly for a living, but they've reached heights neither expected. The two women pilots made Manitoba history this week when they became the province's first female Indigenous medevac team. "It doesn't matter if being a pilot was a male-dominated career … young Indigenous women can see that this is not impossible. The 32-year-old has been flying for 15 years but had never met another female Indigenous pilot before Beardy, who started flying five years ago. 'Be fearless and unapologetic'When she was finishing flight school, Shlachetka mentioned to her dad that she didn't know of many female pilots, never mind Indigenous ones.
Source: CBC News March 08, 2018 17:48 UTC