Jane Meader is being recognized for her outstanding work in the area of Indigenous rights as a leader, knowledge keeper, and educator.
Congratulations Grandmother Jane Meader of the National Turtle Lodge Knowledge Keepers’ Council, on receiving this prestigious Human Rights award. We honour you for your kindness and humanitarianism and supporting respectful environments for Indigenous culture and ceremony to be practised. A well-deserved recognition!
GRANDMOTHER JANE MEADER
Mi’kmaw Grandmother Jane Meader, Membertou, is being recognized for her outstanding work in the area of Indigenous rights as a leader, Knowledge Keeper, and educator. Grandmother Meader is a lifelong teacher and preserver of Mi’kmaq culture and specifically, the Mi’kmaq language. She is an advocate for Treaty Education, and is being acknowledged for creating safe and welcoming environments for sharing the Mi’kmaq ancestral way of life with anyone who wishes to learn.
Grandmother Jane Meader comes from the traditional lands of the Unama’ki that are more commonly known as Cape Breton Island on the east coast of Canada.
A mother of six, a grandmother of seven, and a member of the Turtle Lodge National Council of Knowledge Keepers, Grandmother Jane was raised and lives in the Mi’kmaw community of Membertou.
Mi’kmaw is Grandmother Jane’s first language, and she is a passionate educator of her language, culture, and heritage, sharing her knowledge and experiences with others in any way that she can.