In 2017, Leanna Marshall felt a powerful call. She’d known for a while about Water Walks, a series of spiritual journeys that highlight the importance of protecting our waterways. The movement is the brainchild of Indigenous grandmother, Elder, and water activist Josephine Mandamin who since 2003 has tallied more than 25,000 kilometres on foot around the Great … Read more“Learning to trust myself”: Leanna Marshall finds ceremony in everyday life
The first time Jen Shears tried hunting she hated it. Hated getting up at 4 AM, hated not being allowed to talk, and hated all the walking. She wanted to give up after ten minutes. She complained constantly. She was seven. Despite the rocky start, she stuck with it and now the early mornings and … Read moreHow hunting connected one Newfoundland mom with her food, tradition, and the land.
As a mom I often find myself in the midst of a guilt trip over not doing more for the earth my son will inherit. These days most of us accept the realities of climate change. We know we need to curb our dependence on traditional energy sources or face devastating consequences — but knowing something must … Read more9 Ways to Conserve Energy at Home
As manager of education and programs with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Karen Lind spends a lot of time in close proximity to polar bears. The Conservancy encompasses the 280 acre Assiniboine Park, the zoo and its Journey to Churchill exhibit that houses 11 rescued bears, and a polar bear research centre. As someone who teaches … Read moreHow one mom uses polar bears to teach the public, and her son, about climate change