The Turtle Lodge congratulates Mi’kmaw Elder and Knowledge Keeper Jane Meader, whom StFX (St Francis Xavier) University just welcomed as Elder-in-Residence for their Master of Education and Master of Adult Education programs.
Ms. Meader originates from the traditional lands of Una’maki, now commonly known as Cape Breton, and resides in Membertou, a Mi’kmaw community. She holds many leadership roles within her community of Mi’kma’ki and the larger Indigenous community throughout Canada. She has a long career as a teacher of Mi’kmaw language and culture and is widely sought for her deep teachings on her culture, protocol, and ceremony.
She is a well-respected Knowledge Keeper and her expertise is helping to guide Treaty Education in Nova Scotia. She is also on the national Board of Elders of The Turtle Lodge Center of Excellence in Indigenous Education and Wellness, a place for reconnecting to the earth and sharing Indigenous ancestral knowledge.