Mahpiya Ska Tiospaye, Grandmother Katherine Whitecloud

Dakota Nation

Knowledge Keeper Katherine Whitecloud, Mother and Grandmother, is a community leader and Knowledge Keeper from Wipazoka Wakpa (Sioux Valley) Dakota Nation. 

Chosen at the age of 16 to represent her people, Katherine has been a spokesperson for her Nation for over 30 years.  She has worked for her Community for over thirty years in several roles, including as Chief and Director of Education. 

Knowledge Keeper Katherine Whitecloud was also CEO for the Assembly of First Nations, Director of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, and Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.  Her work lies in ensuring the life and teachings articulated and envisioned by her forefathers is honoured and protected.

Knowledge Keeper Katherine Whitecloud is a member of the Turtle Lodge National Council of Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

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