Applecross Innovations Inc. is an end-to-end provider of technological goods and services that is owned and led by Grady and Graham Andrews, two Métis brothers from the Prince Albert-Batoche area of Saskatchewan.
Each of them completed a bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Saskatchewan. Graham was co-managing editor with the university’s campus newspaper, The Sheaf, in 1995/1996 while Grady split his time between serving as the paper’s photo editor and his enrolment in the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (“SUNTEP”).
Grady’s primary gig for the past 20 years has been with Saskatoon Public Schools. He and his wife, their four daughters, and one granddaughter have remained in the Saskatoon area. Grady continues to play basketball whenever the opportunity arises.
Graham spent a decade moving between posts as a reporter and editor at Western Canadian newspapers before a seven-year career with the Government of Canada then, ultimately, the founding of Applecross in 2014. Graham is a member of the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement in northeastern Alberta – which, through Alberta’s Métis Settlements Act, is one of only eight communities in the world with land legislatively set aside for Métis people. He and his wife and their two children split their time between Buffalo Lake and the Edmonton area.