Zoongi Gabowi Ozawa Kinew Ikwe – Strong Standing Golden Eagle Woman (Mary Maytwayashing)

Knowledge Keeper and Ceremonial Leader

Mary Maytwayashing (Zoongi Gabawi Ozawa Kinew Ikwe, Strong Standing Golden Eagle Woman) is from the Lake Manitoba First Nation (Animozibeeng – Dog Creek). Mary is an Anishinaabe Grandmother who leads Traditional Ceremonies. Mary’s western educational background is Social Work. Mary’s professional career has been in the areas of Addictions/Substance Abuse, Corrections, Child Welfare and Education. […]

Mah Pe Ya Mini (Henry Skywater)

Knowledge Keeper and Ceremonial Leader

Knowledge Keeper Henry Skywater is an Elder of the Dakota Nation, from Birdtail Sioux First Nation. His grandfather was his role model who introduced him to the traditional way of life, showing him “our way,” as he “had it in his heart”. Henry gives credit to the influence of many Elders in his life even […]

Kamintowe Pemohtet (D’Arcy Linklater)

Knowledge Keeper

“I am the environment and the environment is me. It is very important that we reconcile. In Nehetho, reconciliation is about putting or making things right. In the past, Governments did not know who we are and we have been unbalanced because of their actions.” D’Arcy Linklater is an Nehetho (Cree) Knowledge Keeper who was […]

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